cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered most website hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: A laughable domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are situated 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, 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)
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 growing perplexed? We undeniably are!
Predicament No.2: The very same email folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Drawback Number 3: A thorough shortage of domain name manipulation tools
Do we have to cite the absolute shortage of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a huge problem. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Drawback No.4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting corporation. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is using, the enthusiastic users can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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