cPanel Web Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all website hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase entirely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 becoming perplexed? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Point No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.
Weak Side Number 3: An entire absence of domain name management menus
Do we have to cite the thorough deficiency of a modern domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple login locations (min two, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to access the billing, domain and tech support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. Sometimes, based on the billing tool (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is using, the ardent customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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