cPanel Web Hosting Description
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting market offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled all website hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 growing bewildered? We positively are!
Negative Point Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Weak Side Number Three: An utter lack of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to mention the utter lack of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a gigantic downside. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing tool (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: 120+ hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
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