cPanel Hosting Disclosed
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands around the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied most web hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We doubtlessly are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same email folder system
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.
Shortcoming Number 3: A thorough absence of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to refer to the absolute deficiency of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Predicament Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction platform (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting corporation is utilizing, the ardent users can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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