Explanation of cPanel Website Hosting
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met most web hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain 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)
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 surely are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Predicament Number Three: An utter absence of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to bring up the complete shortage of a modern domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a big shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is making use of, the ardent customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP sections to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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