cPanel Website Hosting Definition
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brands around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled all web hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming No.1: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 domains, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name 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)
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 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 growing confused? We unquestionably are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Weak Point No.3: An utter deficiency of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to bring up the absolute lack of a modern domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction platform (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting company is using, the enthusiastic users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to grasp... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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