cPanel Website Hosting Definition
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the current hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brands all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered most web hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 simple to erase on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domains, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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)
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 puzzled? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Side No.2: The same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to point out the utter absence of a modern domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a gigantic downside. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Many user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction platform (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is availing of, the ardent customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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