What Does cPanel Website Hosting Mean?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the current website hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered all website hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: An idiotic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domain names, please. Discover for yourself how amazing 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 name)
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 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 name)
Are you getting confused? We definitely are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to bring up the entire absence of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Many login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to access the billing transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is utilizing, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, 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? Mark that one too...
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