What In Fact is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the present web hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered most web hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem No.1: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 growing puzzled? We absolutely are!
Drawback Number Two: The same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.
Weak Side No.3: A complete shortage of domain name management sections
Do we have to cite the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge problem. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting company. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction system (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is making use of, the earnest customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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