What Does cPanel Website Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all web hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: An idiotic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
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)
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 becoming perplexed? We positively are!
Problem No.2: The very same mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Problem Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the total lack of a contemporary domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min two, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration system? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting supplier. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting company is making use of, the ardent customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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