cPanel Web Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. 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 two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered all web hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: A laughable domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because 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 name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain 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 name)
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)
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 getting disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Weak Point Number Three: A total shortage of domain management GUIs
Do we have to refer to the complete shortage of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a big downside. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting firm. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is utilizing, the zealous users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel departments to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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