What Does cPanel Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will give you the very same cPanel CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase 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 easy to erase on the web server, since 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We certainly are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Problem Number Three: An entire absence of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to mention the utter shortage of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Multiple login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting vendor is using, the devoted users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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