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What Does cPanel Website Hosting Mean?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands around the world will give you the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled most web hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number 1: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web server, because they all are placed 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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 becoming confused? We clearly are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Weakness Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain management options
Do we need to refer to the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal problem. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the billing platform (especially conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's excessively impudent 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...