What Does cPanel Web Hosting Represent?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered all hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number One: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!
Weakness Number Two: The same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly fortify their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Weak Side Number 3: An utter absence of domain manipulation options
Do we need to point out the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is using, the eager customers 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 a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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