How cPanel Website Hosting Operates
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met most web hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domain names, please. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 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)
Are you growing baffled? We clearly are!
Negative Point No.2: The same email folder system
The email folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Weakness No.3: A sheer absence of domain name management tools
Do we need to bring up the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the billing transaction system (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is utilizing, the ardent users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than 120 hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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