cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/CP alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique hosting brands across the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied most website hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domain names, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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)
Are you growing confused? We absolutely are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the sheer deficiency of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Downside Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, max three)
What about the need for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is availing of, the ardent users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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