cPanel Hosting Disclosed
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the contemporary hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary guy 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 individual domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered most web hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
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 disorientated? We categorically are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Predicament Number 3: A total absence of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to refer to the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Drawback No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting company. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting provider is making use of, the zealous users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to learn... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's extremely arrogant 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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