Description of cPanel Web Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200k "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Formally. 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 the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled all hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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)
Are you getting bewildered? We absolutely are!
Problem No.2: The very same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Predicament Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain name manipulation tools
Do we need to mention the thorough lack of a contemporary domain management tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a big downside. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Multiple login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction tool (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is availing of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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