What Does cPanel Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably covered most website hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to erase entirely 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 very simple to erase on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous 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 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 becoming bewildered? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Negative Side No.3: A thorough shortage of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the utter deficiency of a modern domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Drawback Number 4: Many login places (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing tool (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting supplier is using, the keen users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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