cPanel Web Hosting Definition
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are provided by a very insignificant business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which generates a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied all web hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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 becoming bewildered? We absolutely are!
Weakness No.2: The same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.
Weakness No.3: A complete absence of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to point out the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Disadvantage Number 4: Many login places (min 2, max three)
What about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (particularly invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting company is using, the ardent users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to learn... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to learn each of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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