cPanel Website Hosting Description
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met most website hosting business 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...
Downside Number One: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent 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 situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 perplexed? We clearly are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Disadvantage No.3: An entire shortage of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to point out the utter absence of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a major downside. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Downside Number 4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is using, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting CP. It's a great idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, 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? Mark that one as well...
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