cPanel Web Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met all website hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to remove 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). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder structure 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 baffled? We undeniably are!
Weak Point No.2: The same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Disadvantage No.3: A sheer absence of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to cite the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a vast downside. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting company. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially invented for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is availing of, the avid clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP areas to get to know... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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