cPanel Web Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all website hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We doubtlessly are!
Weakness Number Two: The same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Inconvenience Number 3: A total absence of domain name management sections
Do we have to refer to the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's a big inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is availing of, the eager clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than 120 hosting CP menus to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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