cPanel Web Hosting Uncovered
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all website hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside No.1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to remove 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 domain names are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are situated 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. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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 getting confused? We undeniably are!
Negative Sign No.2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too badly.
Negative Side Number Three: A total lack of domain name manipulation tools
Do we have to mention the thorough deficiency of a modern domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense weakness. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is using, the ardent clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback No.5: 120+ Control Panel menus to grasp... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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