cPanel Web Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the current web hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied most web hosting industry prerequisites. 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...
Weakness No.1: A stupid domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are located 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system 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 getting baffled? We definitely are!
Weak Point No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when handling the email folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A sheer absence of domain administration sections
Do we need to cite the absolute lack of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. At times, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is using, the keen customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... fast
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the hosting CP. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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