cPanel Website Hosting Uncovered
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely 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 hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied all website hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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)
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 getting nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!
Drawback No.2: The same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Negative Aspect No.3: A thorough lack of domain management GUIs
Do we need to point out the total deficiency of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Predicament Number 4: Many login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction platform (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is making use of, the eager users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the CP. It's a terrific idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, 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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