What Does cPanel Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present web hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled all hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very cautious 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 quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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)
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 becoming nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same email folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name management options
Do we have to point out the entire lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a big weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, max 3)
How about the need for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the invoicing system (principally made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the avid clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel sections to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...