cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
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The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered most web hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number One: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to erase 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 growing bewildered? We certainly are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same email folder setup
The email folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.
Downside No.3: An absolute shortage of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the absolute shortage of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Downside Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the avid clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...