cPanel Web Hosting Definition
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered most web hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 growing nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same email folder system
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.
Weakness Number Three: An absolute absence of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to refer to the utter deficiency of a modern domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" menu at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number 4: Many login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is availing of, the eager customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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