cPanel Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names in the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to erase 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 domains are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain 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 name)
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 nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Drawback No.3: An entire lack of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the absolute lack of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" menu at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Many login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the demand for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting company. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting vendor is making use of, the keen customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel areas to memorize... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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