Explanation of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market supply exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied most web hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 confused? We certainly are!
Disadvantage No.2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Weak Point Number 3: An utter absence of domain name manipulation menus
Do we need to point out the absolute absence of a modern domain management menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the need for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction system (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is availing of, the keen customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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