cPanel Website Hosting Unveiled
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names in the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably fulfilled all website hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A moronic domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We surely are!
Downside Number 2: The very same mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Predicament No.3: A total deficiency of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to bring up the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Numerous user login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support management interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is availing of, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP areas to grasp... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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