cPanel Hosting Unveiled
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200k "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied all web hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to delete 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 simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 domain names, please. See for yourself how fabulous 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)
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)
Are you getting confused? We certainly are!
Drawback Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Weakness No.3: An utter shortage of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to refer to the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a huge weakness. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Side No.4: Many login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support administration software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing tool (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting service provider is making use of, the avid customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than 120 Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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