cPanel Hosting Description
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met most website hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous 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 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)
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 positively are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Problem Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to cite the complete absence of a contemporary domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration section? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting corporation. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting distributor is utilizing, the avid clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
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