What Does cPanel Hosting Denote?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered most website hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: An imbecilic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain 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 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 becoming confused? We doubtlessly are!
Problem Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Negative Sign No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain name management menus
Do we need to refer to the sheer lack of a modern domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting firm. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is availing of, the keen clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP departments to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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