cPanel Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting market supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied most hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
Are you growing confused? We absolutely are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Predicament No.3: An utter absence of domain name administration tools
Do we need to cite the sheer shortage of a modern domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management section? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting supplier. At times, based on the billing system (especially made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting service provider is making use of, the avid customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to pick up... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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