cPanel Web Hosting Clarified
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different hosting brand names around the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied all hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to remove entirely 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 easy to remove on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 nonplussed? We surely are!
Weakness Number 2: The same email folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Inconvenience Number Three: An utter absence of domain name management menus
Do we need to bring up the complete deficiency of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Predicament Number 4: Many login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the billing system (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest users can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP departments to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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