Description of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting market offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all website hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to delete 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). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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 name)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We categorically are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when managing the email folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Weak Point Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain administration interfaces
Do we need to refer to the utter lack of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's a gigantic drawback. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Many login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing tool (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting company is making use of, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP menus to grasp... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, 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 as well...
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