Explanation of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered most website hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to remove 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 name)
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)
Are you getting baffled? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Negative Side Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain management user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a considerable problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Many login places (minimum two, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting vendor. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing tool (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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