How cPanel Hosting Operates
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market supply the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered all web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side No.1: A foolish domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very careful not to remove 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how terrific 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 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 getting nonplussed? We undeniably are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Disadvantage Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name administration menus
Do we need to point out the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Problem No.4: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting corporation. Now and then, based on the billing system (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting supplier is utilizing, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the CP. It's a terrific idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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