cPanel Website Hosting Definition
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present web hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely 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, mind that one...
200k "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands in the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied most web hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
Are you getting confused? We absolutely are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same email folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Weak Point Number 3: A sheer absence of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to point out the total absence of a contemporary domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a gigantic downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Point No.4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is utilizing, the devoted users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP menus to learn... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website 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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