Description of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely 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 website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered all website hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number 1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how terrific 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 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 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 name)
Are you growing perplexed? We absolutely are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.
Inconvenience Number Three: An utter absence of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to bring up the thorough absence of a modern domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a colossal downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Problem Number 4: Multiple user login places (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the billing, domain and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the billing system (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting service provider is utilizing, the ardent customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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