cPanel Website Hosting Description
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably covered most web hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number One: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are created 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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)
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 growing puzzled? We absolutely are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Weak Side Number Three: A total shortage of domain administration sections
Do we have to point out the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many user login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the billing platform (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management section; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weakness No.5: 120+ website hosting CP menus to learn... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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