cPanel Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market supply exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met all web hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A dumb domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 perplexed? We categorically are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An utter shortage of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to point out the absolute lack of a modern domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a big downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing platform (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting distributor is making use of, the devoted users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to learn... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to learn each of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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