What Does cPanel Hosting Mean?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met most web hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 getting bewildered? We undoubtedly are!
Weakness No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Weak Point Number Three: A total deficiency of domain name administration tools
Do we need to point out the utter shortage of a contemporary domain management platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great weakness. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting corporation is making use of, the devoted users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted|
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