cPanel Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands in the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered most web hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point No.1: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 simple to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 perplexed? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same email folder setup
The mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Negative Sign Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain administration interfaces
Do we need to cite the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming No.4: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting vendor is making use of, the eager customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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