cPanel Website Hosting Description
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the current website hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an average bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied all website hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Determine 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)
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 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)
Are you becoming confused? We categorically are!
Downside Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Disadvantage Number Three: A thorough lack of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to cite the absolute lack of a modern domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Point No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting company is using, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than 120 web hosting CP areas to get to know... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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