How cPanel Website Hosting Operates
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on today's hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market offer the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled most website hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 name)
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 becoming confused? We definitely are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain management sections
Do we need to point out the complete lack of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Many login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting distributor. At times, based on the invoicing system (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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