cPanel Web Hosting Description
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands around the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled most website hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 undeniably are!
Drawback Number Two: The same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.
Weak Point No.3: An entire shortage of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to mention the entire shortage of a modern domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the billing transaction system (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is making use of, the devoted users can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the CP. It's a superb idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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