What Does cPanel Web Hosting Mean?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met all web hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are located 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain 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)
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 name)
Are you growing bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Weakness Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to point out the complete lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Weakness No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting company is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than 120 CP areas to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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