cPanel Website Hosting Unveiled
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on today's website hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered all website hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 delete on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 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 becoming bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Drawback Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain administration tools
Do we need to bring up the utter shortage of a contemporary domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is availing of, the zealous clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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