cPanel Website Hosting Revealed
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied all website hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
Are you growing baffled? We undeniably are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Predicament Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to mention the total absence of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to use the billing, domain name and technical support management system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoicing tool (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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