cPanel Website Hosting Uncovered
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how amazing 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)
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 growing baffled? We doubtlessly are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same email folder structure
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Downside Number Three: A complete lack of domain name manipulation tools
Do we need to mention the complete deficiency of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the invoicing tool (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is utilizing, the keen clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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