Definition of cPanel Web Hosting
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200k "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied most website hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming No.1: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name 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 puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Side Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Weak Side Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain management menus
Do we need to cite the total deficiency of a modern domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Problem Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting company. Now and then, based on the invoicing system (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is making use of, the enthusiastic users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel menus to learn... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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