Explanation of cPanel Web Hosting
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the current hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met most web hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to delete 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 simple to erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 baffled? We positively are!
Problem Number Two: The very same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An utter absence of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to cite the thorough absence of a contemporary domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" tool at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the invoicing platform (especially conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is making use of, the keen customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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