What Does cPanel Website Hosting Mean?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Officially. 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 give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met most website hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful 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)
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 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 getting perplexed? We absolutely are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Weakness Number 3: A sheer lack of domain name administration sections
Do we have to bring up the thorough deficiency of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Many login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is making use of, the eager clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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