Explanation of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered most web hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number One: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to erase completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 getting bewildered? We certainly are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Problem Number Three: An utter shortage of domain name management menus
Do we need to point out the sheer deficiency of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction system (especially conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting provider is utilizing, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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