What Does cPanel Website Hosting Represent?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace offer one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brands worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered most web hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 baffled? We positively are!
Downside No.2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Problem Number 3: A total lack of domain administration menus
Do we need to bring up the utter lack of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness No.4: Many login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is using, the avid customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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