What Does cPanel Website Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire hosting market offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands across the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied all website hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number One: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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)
Are you becoming bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Downside Number Two: The very same email folder setup
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Inconvenience Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to mention the entire deficiency of a modern domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty CP departments to get to know... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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