cPanel Website Hosting Revealed
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market furnish strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
200k "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met most hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful 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)
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 disorientated? We positively are!
Shortcoming No.2: The same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Negative Side No.3: A thorough absence of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to refer to the absolute absence of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Problem Number Four: Numerous user login places (min two, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the billing platform (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting company is making use of, the keen clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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