cPanel Website Hosting Explained
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which provides a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all web hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain 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)
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 growing confused? We undeniably are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.
Negative Point No.3: An entire shortage of domain management tools
Do we need to refer to the sheer lack of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous problem. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the billing, domain and technical support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoicing system (especially made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is making use of, the keen customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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