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What Does cPanel Website Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200k "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled all website hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, 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 hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 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 confused? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Side Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Weak Point No.3: An utter deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to refer to the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Predicament Number 4: Many login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction system (especially designed for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting corporation is using, the ardent customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...