cPanel Hosting Revealed
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which generates a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered all website hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
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 growing disorientated? We definitely are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same e-mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Negative Aspect No.3: A complete lack of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the entire lack of a modern domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Predicament Number 4: Many user login locations (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting company is using, the enthusiastic users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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