cPanel Web Hosting Clarified
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who need 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 website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered most web hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A dumb domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic 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 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)
Are you becoming perplexed? We undeniably are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Negative Sign Number Three: A complete absence of domain management sections
Do we need to cite the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an immense shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is using, the ardent users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, 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...
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