cPanel Web Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present-day hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied all web hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious 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 simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous 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)
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 confused? We positively are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Predicament No.3: An entire deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to mention the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for another login to access the billing, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction system (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is using, the devoted users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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