cPanel Hosting Clarified
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The 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 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled all website hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number 1: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 getting confused? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Negative Point Number 3: A thorough absence of domain name management menus
Do we have to cite the complete absence of a modern domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous login locations (min two, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is using, the avid customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel menus to learn... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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