What Does cPanel Website Hosting Denote?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace supply exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all web hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming No.1: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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 great 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 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 getting disorientated? We absolutely are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same email folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Weak Point Number 3: A total deficiency of domain name administration tools
Do we need to bring up the utter lack of a contemporary domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" interface at all. That's a major weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many user login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (principally made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is availing of, the devoted users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to memorize... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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