cPanel Web Hosting Explained
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole hosting market supply the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met all web hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number One: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 bewildered? We undeniably are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Predicament Number 3: A total lack of domain management tools
Do we have to bring up the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's a major weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction system (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP departments to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, 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? Remark that one too...
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