cPanel Website Hosting Defined
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met most web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number 1: A dumb domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 name)
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 getting confused? We positively are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too fatally.
Disadvantage Number Three: A sheer absence of domain name manipulation menus
Do we need to mention the entire shortage of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Predicament Number Four: Many user login locations (min two, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is utilizing, the keen clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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