cPanel Hosting Description
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the current hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all website hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name 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 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 name)
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 getting confused? We undoubtedly are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Weak Side Number 3: A thorough shortage of domain administration sections
Do we need to bring up the total absence of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a great predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Many user login locations (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the billing system (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting vendor is availing of, the devoted users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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