What Does cPanel Web Hosting Represent?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied most hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domains, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 categorically are!
Weak Point Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too fatally.
Weak Side Number 3: An entire absence of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to refer to the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the demand for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. At times, depending on the invoice transaction tool (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is utilizing, the keen customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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