What Does cPanel Web Hosting Stand for?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the current website hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met all hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to remove entirely 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). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 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 growing disorientated? We definitely are!
Negative Side Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Shortcoming Number 3: A total lack of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to mention the entire absence of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Downside Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is making use of, the devoted clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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