cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on today's website hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market offer one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met most web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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)
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 puzzled? We definitely are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Negative Sign Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to cite the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Predicament Number 4: Many user login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is making use of, the ardent users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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