Explanation of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present web hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business niche, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: chiefly 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 offerings on the whole web hosting market offer literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered most website hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Discover for yourself how great 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 name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 surely are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Downside No.3: An entire absence of domain management GUIs
Do we need to bring up the thorough lack of a modern domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Downside No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting provider is utilizing, the eager clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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