Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered all web hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A laughable domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to remove entirely 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). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 getting bewildered? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Predicament Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain name management options
Do we have to point out the thorough deficiency of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable downside. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing system (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is making use of, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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