What Does cPanel Hosting Mean?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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)
Are you growing nonplussed? We positively are!
Downside Number Two: The same email folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Drawback No.3: A total deficiency of domain management user interfaces
Do we need to cite the utter lack of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Downside Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting corporation. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction platform (especially invented for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting supplier is making use of, the keen users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP areas to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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