cPanel Website Hosting Explained
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on today's hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met most web hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: A dumb domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be very cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 puzzled? We absolutely are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Negative Point No.3: An utter absence of domain name manipulation menus
Do we need to refer to the utter lack of a contemporary domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge downside. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction system (particularly developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is using, the zealous clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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