cPanel Website Hosting Uncovered
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business niche, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 growing confused? We undeniably are!
Downside Number Two: The very same email folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their faith in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Drawback Number Three: An utter shortage of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to cite the complete absence of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's a gigantic drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. Occasionally, based on the billing tool (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is making use of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to grasp... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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