cPanel Hosting Description
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered all website hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 becoming bewildered? We positively are!
Predicament Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Negative Aspect Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to bring up the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting firm. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting vendor is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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