What Does cPanel Web Hosting Denote?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered all web hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem No.1: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove 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 domains are very simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 name)
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 name)
Are you becoming puzzled? We definitely are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same email folder setup
The email folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Predicament No.3: A complete shortage of domain administration interfaces
Do we need to cite the total shortage of a modern domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an enormous weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, max three)
What about the need for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is making use of, the eager customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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