Description of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied most website hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 growing baffled? We surely are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same email folder system
The mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Negative Aspect No.3: An utter absence of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to mention the absolute absence of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Weak Point No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the need for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting service provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing tool (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is availing of, the earnest clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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