cPanel Web Hosting Description
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied most website hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, since 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 is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous 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 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 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 name)
Are you becoming baffled? We categorically are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Negative Side No.3: An entire lack of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to refer to the entire shortage of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting vendor. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction tool (particularly tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is utilizing, the devoted users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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