cPanel Website Hosting Description
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace provide exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied most website hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 disorientated? We surely are!
Predicament Number 2: The same email folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Weak Side Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we have to bring up the entire shortage of a contemporary domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Point No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (principally tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is using, the earnest clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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