Definition of cPanel Web Hosting
Definition of cPanel Web Hosting
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the current web hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will offer you the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied most hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 getting confused? We surely are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same mail folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Downside Number Three: An utter lack of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to cite the sheer absence of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's a huge weakness. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Problem No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting distributor. At times, based on the invoice transaction tool (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is making use of, the earnest users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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