Description of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered most website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number One: A foolish domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 confused? We definitely are!
Predicament No.2: The same email folder structure
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Drawback Number Three: A complete absence of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we have to bring up the sheer absence of a modern domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting firm. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting supplier is utilizing, the keen users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP sections to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
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