cPanel Website Hosting Revealed
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market furnish the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met all website hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem No.1: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 becoming baffled? We absolutely are!
Problem No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Predicament Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to point out the total deficiency of a modern domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Weakness No.4: Numerous user login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is utilizing, the devoted users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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