What Does cPanel Web Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace furnish one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands in the world will offer you the very same cPanel CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered all website hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. Verify for yourself how marvelous 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 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)
Are you getting confused? We unquestionably are!
Downside No.2: The same mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Negative Side Number 3: A complete lack of domain administration sections
Do we need to mention the complete absence of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a major problem. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness No.4: Numerous user login locations (min two, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting company. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting company is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP menus to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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