cPanel Web Hosting Definition
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met most web hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to delete 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain 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)
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 name)
Are you getting nonplussed? We clearly are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Problem Number Three: An utter absence of domain management options
Do we have to refer to the complete absence of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a great predicament. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Predicament No.4: Many user login places (min two, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting service provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing tool (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is using, the ardent clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel departments to learn... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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