What Does cPanel Website Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting market provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied most website hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness No.1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be very cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, 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 server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain 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)
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)
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 certainly are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Downside Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain management options
Do we have to refer to the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a big disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the billing platform (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting company is using, the zealous users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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