cPanel Web Hosting Definition
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered all web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number One: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system 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 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)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We surely are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Negative Side Number 3: A complete shortage of domain administration GUIs
Do we need to mention the total lack of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Predicament Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction tool (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is availing of, the eager clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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