Explanation of cPanel Web Hosting
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled all web hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent 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 created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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)
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 bewildered? We absolutely are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Weak Side No.3: A sheer lack of domain name manipulation menus
Do we need to point out the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is making use of, the avid customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP menus to learn... fast
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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