cPanel Hosting Clarified
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business niche, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands worldwide will give you the very same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered most website hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A stupid domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete 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 name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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)
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 confused? We categorically are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Downside Number 3: A sheer absence of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to refer to the utter shortage of a modern domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting company is utilizing, the keen users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... fast
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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