What Does cPanel Website Hosting Represent?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on today's hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied most web hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder system 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 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)
Are you growing confused? We certainly are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Shortcoming No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to point out the total absence of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a big predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting firm. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is availing of, the zealous clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the CP. It's a fabulous idea to learn each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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