What Does cPanel Website Hosting Represent?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met most website hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number One: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to remove completely 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 quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 growing confused? We undeniably are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Weakness No.3: A total deficiency of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the complete absence of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous problem. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to use the billing, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting provider. At times, based on the billing platform (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting company is availing of, the devoted clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than 120 hosting CP areas to pick up... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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