cPanel Web Hosting Clarified
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands around the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled all web hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very cautious 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 domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how wonderful 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 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 becoming bewildered? We positively are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Downside Number 3: A total shortage of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to bring up the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Weakness Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting vendor. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction system (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is making use of, the ardent clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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