cPanel Hosting Uncovered
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting market offer strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered most hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: An imbecilic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 becoming nonplussed? We surely are!
Problem Number 2: The very same email folder system
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Weakness No.3: A complete shortage of domain name management sections
Do we need to refer to the sheer shortage of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point No.4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting provider is utilizing, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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