cPanel Hosting Clarified
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/CP alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered most website hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 unquestionably are!
Negative Sign No.2: The very same email folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Downside No.3: A total absence of domain name management menus
Do we need to point out the complete lack of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" menu at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Multiple login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support management system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting service provider. Sometimes, based on the invoicing platform (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is using, the earnest customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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