cPanel Website Hosting Description
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on today's hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled all web hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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 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)
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 name)
Are you getting bewildered? We absolutely are!
Problem Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The email folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An utter absence of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to point out the absolute absence of a modern domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's a major predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is using, the devoted customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain administration GUI; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: 120+ CP sections to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to learn each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's extremely impertinent 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 aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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