cPanel Web Hosting Uncovered
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered most web hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new 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, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 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 doubtlessly are!
Downside Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.
Problem Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain name administration menus
Do we have to bring up the total shortage of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Downside No.4: Many login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the billing tool (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is making use of, the eager customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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