cPanel Hosting Description
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all website hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, 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 server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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)
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 name)
Are you growing bewildered? We certainly are!
Downside Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Problem Number 3: A total absence of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to cite the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction system (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting vendor is making use of, the zealous users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP areas to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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