How cPanel Web Hosting Operates
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled most web hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
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 getting bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Predicament No.2: The very same mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Downside Number Three: An entire absence of domain manipulation options
Do we need to cite the thorough absence of a modern domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is availing of, the ardent customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management interface; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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