cPanel Hosting Clarified
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably covered most web hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: A ludicrous domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web server, since 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 is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 bewildered? We absolutely are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Downside Number Three: A total shortage of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to point out the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a great predicament. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number 4: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting corporation. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction platform (especially built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting vendor is making use of, the zealous users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel areas to learn... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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