How cPanel Website Hosting Operates
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the current hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands around the world will give you the very same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied all web hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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)
Are you getting baffled? We unquestionably are!
Problem Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Negative Sign Number Three: A thorough lack of domain management options
Do we need to refer to the total lack of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Numerous login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing system (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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