cPanel Web Hosting Revealed
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered all web hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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 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 becoming confused? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point No.2: The same mail folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Weak Side Number Three: An utter shortage of domain name management tools
Do we need to cite the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Downside Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing, domain name and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting corporation. At times, based on the billing transaction system (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is using, the ardent customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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