How cPanel Hosting Operates
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the current hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. 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 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)
Are you getting bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Negative Sign No.3: A sheer absence of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to refer to the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's a big disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Weakness No.4: Multiple login places (min two, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing tool (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting distributor is utilizing, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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