Description of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business segment, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled all web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 very easy to erase on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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)
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 disorientated? We absolutely are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same email folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Negative Aspect No.3: A total shortage of domain administration options
Do we have to cite the complete lack of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting company is making use of, the keen clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to grasp... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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