How cPanel Web Hosting Operates
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which provides a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brand names across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled all web hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain 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)
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 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 puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience No.2: The very same mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Predicament No.3: An utter lack of domain management menus
Do we have to refer to the total deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. At times, depending on the billing system (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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