What Does cPanel Website Hosting Represent?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied all website hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to remove completely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 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 becoming confused? We clearly are!
Weakness Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Negative Point Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain management user interfaces
Do we need to mention the thorough shortage of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a big predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Downside No.4: Numerous login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction tool (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is availing of, the zealous customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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