cPanel Web Hosting Definition
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on today's hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200k "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, now 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 web hosting brands across the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all web hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point No.1: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 name)
Are you growing confused? We undoubtedly are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The very same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their belief in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Negative Point Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to cite the complete shortage of a modern domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a great weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Problem Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to use the billing, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally invented for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is availing of, the devoted clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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