cPanel Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business segment, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered most web hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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 surely are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.
Inconvenience Number 3: An entire lack of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to refer to the complete shortage of a contemporary domain management platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting provider. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting vendor is making use of, the ardent clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to learn... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the hosting CP. It's a great idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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