cPanel Website Hosting Definition
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered all website hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number 1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 name)
Are you becoming perplexed? We categorically are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Predicament Number Three: An absolute lack of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we have to point out the absolute deficiency of a modern domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a huge drawback. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, max three)
What about the need for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing platform (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is utilizing, the devoted customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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