What Does cPanel Website Hosting Denote?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 remove on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how terrific 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 getting confused? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Side No.2: The same email folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Inconvenience No.3: An entire shortage of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to cite the absolute lack of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Point No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction system (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is availing of, the ardent clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP menus to learn... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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