cPanel Website Hosting Unveiled
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a big number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably fulfilled all web hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to remove entirely 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 very simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 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 getting puzzled? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Point No.2: The same email folder setup
The email folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.
Inconvenience Number Three: A sheer absence of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to mention the total deficiency of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great problem. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Drawback No.4: Many user login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is using, the keen customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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