cPanel Website Hosting Unmasked
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which generates an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a regular person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied most web hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to delete entirely 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 domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 becoming confused? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same mail folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Shortcoming No.3: A thorough lack of domain management menus
Do we have to bring up the absolute deficiency of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a big disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Downside Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is making use of, the zealous clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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