cPanel Web Hosting Disclosed
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered all web hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
Are you growing baffled? We positively are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Predicament No.3: An absolute lack of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to point out the absolute absence of a modern domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Downside No.4: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting company is availing of, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to pick up... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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