What Does cPanel Website Hosting Mean?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands in the world will give you literally the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied most web hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)
Are you becoming confused? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Negative Side No.3: A total absence of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to mention the thorough shortage of a modern domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's a big weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is making use of, the zealous clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to learn each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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