cPanel Website Hosting Revealed
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which provides an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands around the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled all hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: An idiotic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to delete 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 quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 name)
Are you getting perplexed? We absolutely are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Drawback Number 3: An absolute absence of domain administration sections
Do we need to bring up the sheer absence of a contemporary domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" tool at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is making use of, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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