What Does cPanel Web Hosting Represent?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on today's website hosting market are provided by a very insignificant business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business segment, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
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 trendy and presumably fulfilled most website hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be very careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 becoming confused? We definitely are!
Predicament Number Two: The same mail folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Negative Aspect No.3: A total lack of domain administration GUIs
Do we need to point out the thorough lack of a contemporary domain management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" interface at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Predicament No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is making use of, the avid users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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