Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met all website hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to remove entirely 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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)
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 getting nonplussed? We categorically are!
Weakness No.2: The same email folder structure
The email folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage No.3: A sheer lack of domain management menus
Do we need to mention the thorough absence of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Multiple login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing system (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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