Definition of cPanel Web Hosting
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled most web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be very cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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)
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 clearly are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Weak Side Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to mention the total absence of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing tool (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is making use of, the keen customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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