Definition of cPanel Web Hosting
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled all web hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to erase completely 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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)
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 baffled? We absolutely are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Weak Side Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to cite the complete lack of a modern domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a big weakness. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting company is using, the eager customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the Control Panel. It's a great idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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