How cPanel Website Hosting Operates
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied most web hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number 1: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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 name)
Are you growing confused? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Shortcoming Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain name management options
Do we need to bring up the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain management platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting service provider. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction platform (principally devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is making use of, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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