What Does cPanel Website Hosting Represent?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered most web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 undeniably are!
Negative Side Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.
Weak Point Number Three: A sheer lack of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to cite the thorough absence of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the billing tool (principally designed for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is availing of, the avid users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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