Description of cPanel Web Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business segment, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled most web hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem No.1: A ludicrous domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing baffled? We surely are!
Weakness Number 2: The same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Predicament Number 3: A total lack of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the absolute absence of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a big predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing platform (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is making use of, the avid customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty CP departments to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, 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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|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
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