cPanel Web Hosting Clarified
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number One: An idiotic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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)
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 getting baffled? We surely are!
Drawback No.2: The same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Disadvantage No.3: An utter absence of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to refer to the entire shortage of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's an enormous problem. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an additional login to use the billing, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting corporation. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is using, the eager users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to get to know... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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