cPanel Web Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a normal person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered all hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number 1: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain 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 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)
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 bewildered? We absolutely are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.
Weakness No.3: An absolute shortage of domain name management sections
Do we need to mention the complete deficiency of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an enormous problem. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the need for another login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing platform (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is making use of, the eager clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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