cPanel Website Hosting Uncovered
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present web hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled most website hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point No.1: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to remove 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 name)
Are you growing bewildered? We positively are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Shortcoming Number 3: A sheer lack of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to point out the complete deficiency of a modern domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing system (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is utilizing, the devoted clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: 120+ CP menus to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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