What Does cPanel Website Hosting Represent?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met all web 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...
Negative Aspect Number One: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 nonplussed? We clearly are!
Drawback Number 2: The same email folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.
Predicament No.3: A complete shortage of domain manipulation options
Do we need to point out the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple user login places (min two, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is utilizing, the zealous clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to get to know... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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