Explanation of cPanel Web Hosting
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied most web hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: A stupid domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the server, because 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 is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
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 nonplussed? We definitely are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The very same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly fortify their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect No.3: An utter shortage of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to mention the thorough shortage of a modern domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" interface at all. That's a great downside. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing platform (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is making use of, the avid customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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