cPanel Website Hosting Revealed
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which provides a big number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met all web hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to erase fully 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 domains are quite simple to remove on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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 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 becoming confused? We positively are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.
Drawback Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain manipulation tools
Do we need to cite the utter lack of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Weakness Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, max 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the billing platform (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is utilizing, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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