Explanation of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace provide precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, as of 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 more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands across the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside No.1: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 baffled? We absolutely are!
Weakness Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A total absence of domain manipulation tools
Do we need to point out the complete lack of a modern domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an immense weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction tool (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is utilizing, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to get to know... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel 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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