cPanel Web Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which provides a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met most hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 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 nonplussed? We certainly are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Negative Side Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain administration sections
Do we have to cite the utter deficiency of a modern domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" menu at all. That's a colossal downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Many user login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting corporation. At times, depending on the invoicing system (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is availing of, the zealous users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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