cPanel Website Hosting Description
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled most web hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to remove fully 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 erase on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
Are you getting confused? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Weakness Number Three: A total shortage of domain administration options
Do we have to point out the sheer lack of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is using, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel areas to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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