Explanation of cPanel Web Hosting
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a great number of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied most web hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how amazing 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)
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 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 disorientated? We certainly are!
Shortcoming No.2: The same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Predicament No.3: A total absence of domain name management menus
Do we have to point out the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" menu at all. That's an immense weakness. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Weakness No.4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoicing transaction platform (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is using, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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