cPanel Hosting Clarified
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same solutions: 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 offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace supply precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied all website hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A moronic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to erase completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 growing baffled? We certainly are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect No.3: A thorough absence of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the total shortage of a modern domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Problem No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management section? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting distributor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing tool (principally created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting firm is utilizing, the avid users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to get to know... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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