What Actually is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands worldwide will offer you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied most web hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number One: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 growing bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Negative Side No.3: A sheer shortage of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to refer to the utter lack of a contemporary domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a major drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Weakness Number 4: Many user login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to use the billing, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the billing transaction platform (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting supplier is making use of, the avid customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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