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What Does cPanel Web Hosting Stand for?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied most hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A laughable domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name 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 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 nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An utter absence of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to point out the absolute deficiency of a modern domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the billing system (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the devoted users can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...