What Does cPanel Hosting Mean?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands around the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met all web hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove entirely 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 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 perplexed? We positively are!
Negative Point Number Two: The very same mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Weak Side Number Three: A total absence of domain manipulation options
Do we need to cite the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big drawback. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting company. At times, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is using, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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