What Does cPanel Web Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a great number of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered all hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number One: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the hosting 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We clearly are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Predicament Number 3: A thorough absence of domain name manipulation tools
Do we have to mention the entire lack of a modern domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's a major weakness. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number Four: Multiple login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the billing platform (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is utilizing, the earnest clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the CP. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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