cPanel Website Hosting Disclosed
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace supply exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied most web hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 confused? We unquestionably are!
Problem Number 2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Weak Side Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to mention the entire lack of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense downside. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weakness Number Four: Many user login places (min two, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing system (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is making use of, the zealous customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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