cPanel Web Hosting Definition
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which provides a big number of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire hosting market furnish exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered 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 domain names...
Shortcoming Number 1: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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)
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 growing confused? We positively are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Negative Point No.3: An utter shortage of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to bring up the absolute lack of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast drawback. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side No.4: Numerous user login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the need for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is making use of, the zealous users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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