cPanel Website Hosting Explained
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just 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 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all web hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to remove completely 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 domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
Are you growing confused? We categorically are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too badly.
Negative Side Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain administration menus
Do we need to cite the utter deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Weakness Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting corporation. At times, depending on the invoicing platform (especially conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is making use of, the eager users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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