Explanation of cPanel Web Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled all web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be very attentive not to erase entirely 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 very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since 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 is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 bewildered? We definitely are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Weak Point Number Three: An utter lack of domain management GUIs
Do we need to mention the complete absence of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a great drawback. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction tool (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is making use of, the keen users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP departments to pick up... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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