How cPanel Hosting Operates
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique hosting brands all over the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered most website hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number One: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to delete entirely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 baffled? We certainly are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Negative Point Number Three: An absolute absence of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to cite the absolute lack of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction system (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting corporation is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: 120+ CP menus to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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