cPanel Web Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: An idiotic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 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 absolutely are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Weakness Number Three: A total absence of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to cite the thorough absence of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Disadvantage Number 4: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is availing of, the avid users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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