cPanel Website Hosting Description
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on today's website hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you the very same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied all web hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: A stupid domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name 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 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 becoming perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Weakness Number 2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Inconvenience No.3: A thorough absence of domain management GUIs
Do we have to point out the utter shortage of a contemporary domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" menu at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting service provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is utilizing, the keen customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ CP menus to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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