Explanation of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are just a regular guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied most web hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to delete 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the server, because 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.
Downside No.3: A sheer lack of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to bring up the entire lack of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable problem. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the billing transaction system (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is using, the zealous users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: 120+ website hosting CP areas to pick up... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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