What Does cPanel Website Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which supplies a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met most web hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number One: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be very attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic 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 name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
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 baffled? We definitely are!
Weakness No.2: The same e-mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Negative Point No.3: A complete absence of domain administration options
Do we have to point out the sheer shortage of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Many login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing platform (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is making use of, the keen customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
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