cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one 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, remark that one...
200k "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied all web hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We definitely are!
Predicament No.2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly increase their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Downside Number Three: A sheer lack of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to bring up the sheer deficiency of a modern domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting firm. Now and then, based on the invoicing system (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting company is using, the devoted customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to learn... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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