cPanel Website Hosting Unveiled
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different hosting brands in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met most web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the server, because 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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)
Are you growing confused? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Point Number Two: The same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.
Weak Point Number Three: A total lack of domain management interfaces
Do we need to point out the entire absence of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a huge predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. At times, depending on the invoicing platform (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is making use of, the avid users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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