How cPanel Hosting Operates
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting market offer one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
200k "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered most website hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A dumb domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to erase fully 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 very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 growing puzzled? We undeniably are!
Drawback Number 2: The same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Inconvenience Number Three: An absolute lack of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to mention the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast downside. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, max three)
What about the need for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting company is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to learn each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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