cPanel Hosting Disclosed
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all website hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 name)
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 name)
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 growing perplexed? We definitely are!
Downside Number 2: The very same email folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Downside Number Three: An entire lack of domain management sections
Do we have to bring up the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a major drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many user login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing tool (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting corporation is utilizing, the ardent customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: 120+ Control Panel departments to get to know... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, 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 as well...
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