What Does cPanel Web Hosting Denote?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered most website hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 getting perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Problem Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Inconvenience Number Three: A total deficiency of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to cite the thorough deficiency of a modern domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the billing tool (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is using, the zealous users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: 120+ website hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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