What Does cPanel Hosting Mean?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a big number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domains, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 growing baffled? We categorically are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Downside Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain administration options
Do we need to refer to the complete shortage of a modern domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management section? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting supplier is utilizing, the eager customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: 120+ Control Panel departments to memorize... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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