How cPanel Hosting Operates
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will give you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled most web hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point No.1: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
Are you getting bewildered? We categorically are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An absolute lack of domain management tools
Do we need to refer to the thorough absence of a contemporary domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Problem No.4: Many login places (min two, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting company is using, the keen customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to get to know... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to learn each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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