Explanation of cPanel Web Hosting
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered most hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific 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)
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)
Are you getting confused? We clearly are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Downside No.3: A thorough absence of domain manipulation options
Do we need to cite the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (principally invented for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is availing of, the earnest clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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