What Does cPanel Website Hosting Denote?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on today's website hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered most web hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number One: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 name)
Are you growing nonplussed? We surely are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A sheer absence of domain name administration tools
Do we have to bring up the entire deficiency of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an immense shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Negative Point No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting provider. At times, based on the billing transaction system (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is using, the keen users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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