Explanation of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered all website hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how great 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 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 name)
Are you getting perplexed? We doubtlessly are!
Problem Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too badly.
Inconvenience No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain manipulation options
Do we need to bring up the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Predicament Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting company. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction system (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting distributor is using, the earnest customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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