cPanel Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled most website hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to delete fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 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)
Are you growing confused? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Problem Number 3: A complete absence of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to point out the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction tool (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting firm is utilizing, the eager clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: 120+ web hosting CP menus to pick up... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to learn each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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