Explanation of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the current web hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
200k "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all website hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number One: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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 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 name)
Are you getting confused? We unquestionably are!
Predicament No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Drawback Number 3: A sheer lack of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to mention the utter shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a major weakness. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Downside Number 4: Many login locations (min two, max 3)
What about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing platform (especially intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting firm is using, the devoted users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP areas to memorize... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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