cPanel Website Hosting Description
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which provides an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied all hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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)
Are you becoming puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Drawback Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to mention the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Downside Number Four: Many login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the billing tool (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting company is availing of, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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