Description of cPanel Web Hosting
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which provides a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands all over the world will offer you the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled most web hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: A dumb domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, since 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 name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 growing perplexed? We positively are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same email folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Weakness Number Three: An utter lack of domain manipulation options
Do we need to point out the utter lack of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction system (principally created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting company is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP areas to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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