What Does cPanel Website Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met all web hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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)
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)
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 getting confused? We undeniably are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Downside Number 3: A thorough lack of domain name administration tools
Do we have to refer to the entire shortage of a contemporary domain management interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a vast problem. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Downside No.4: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the billing tool (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is availing of, the zealous clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: 120+ CP menus to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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