Description of cPanel Web Hosting
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on today's website hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled all web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number One: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be very cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 erase on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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)
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 growing bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Negative Aspect No.3: A complete shortage of domain administration tools
Do we need to refer to the absolute lack of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major drawback. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting company is utilizing, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, 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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