cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands across the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered all web hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number One: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to remove completely 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 easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 baffled? We definitely are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Predicament Number Three: A thorough absence of domain administration GUIs
Do we need to cite the absolute shortage of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" menu at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is availing of, the earnest clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management software; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... 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 know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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