What Does cPanel Hosting Represent?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200k "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled all web hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 delete on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 domains, please. See for yourself how marvelous 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 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 growing nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Predicament No.2: The very same email folder setup
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.
Downside Number Three: An absolute absence of domain name management options
Do we need to cite the total absence of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament Number 4: Many login places (min two, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (principally made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting supplier is making use of, the earnest customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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