cPanel Web Hosting Uncovered
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which generates a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met most website hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 remove on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 bewildered? We positively are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same email folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Negative Sign Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to mention the thorough absence of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a big problem. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Downside No.4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoicing platform (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting company is availing of, the eager clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to learn... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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