Description of cPanel Website Hosting
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands in the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled most web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number One: An imbecilic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful 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 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 name)
Are you getting perplexed? We absolutely are!
Negative Side No.2: The same email folder system
The email folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Downside Number 3: An entire absence of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to point out the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Many login locations (min two, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the invoicing system (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting company is availing of, the eager clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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