cPanel Hosting Explained
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting market provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met all web hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
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 bewildered? We absolutely are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Predicament Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to point out the utter lack of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a vast weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Many user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting service provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting provider is using, the keen users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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