cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the current website hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered all website hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 growing confused? We definitely are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.
Negative Sign Number Three: An utter shortage of domain manipulation options
Do we need to bring up the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense drawback. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number 4: Many login locations (min two, max three)
What about the need for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting supplier. At times, depending on the billing tool (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is making use of, the avid clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel departments to learn... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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