Definition of cPanel Web Hosting
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered most hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number One: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, 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 situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 name)
Are you becoming bewildered? We undeniably are!
Drawback No.2: The very same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Negative Point Number 3: A complete shortage of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to bring up the absolute lack of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast problem. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Problem Number Four: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing system (principally devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is utilizing, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to learn each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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