What Precisely is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the present web hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 getting disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Weakness No.3: An entire absence of domain name management options
Do we need to refer to the utter lack of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Many login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting distributor is using, the eager customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: 120+ web hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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