What Does cPanel Web Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
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Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered all hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number One: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name 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 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 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)
Are you getting puzzled? We certainly are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Shortcoming Number Three: A sheer absence of domain administration options
Do we have to point out the absolute shortage of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" menu at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction tool (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the avid users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP areas to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to learn each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...