Description of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same thing: chiefly 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 whole web hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on today's hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most website hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A foolish domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how amazing 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 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)
Are you becoming perplexed? We doubtlessly are!
Problem Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too fatally.
Weakness Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain name administration tools
Do we need to refer to the entire lack of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Point No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting distributor. At times, depending on the invoice transaction tool (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting firm is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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