Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely 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 web hosting offers on the whole hosting market offer exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably covered most website hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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)
Are you getting confused? We absolutely are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Negative Point No.3: An utter absence of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to point out the entire absence of a modern domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction system (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is using, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: 120+ website hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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