cPanel Website Hosting Defined
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on today's hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, 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 hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain name 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 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 becoming disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Predicament No.2: The same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.
Drawback No.3: An absolute lack of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to mention the entire deficiency of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a big inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing system (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is availing of, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP menus to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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