cPanel Web Hosting Description
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire hosting market supply strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brands in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered most web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to remove fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 becoming bewildered? We undeniably are!
Predicament Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Negative Aspect Number Three: A sheer lack of domain administration menus
Do we have to refer to the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Problem No.4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is making use of, the earnest users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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