What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied most web hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number One: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web server, since they all are situated 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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)
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 confused? We undoubtedly are!
Weakness No.2: The same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An absolute absence of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to refer to the total deficiency of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Downside Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing platform (principally invented for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is utilizing, the zealous clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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