How cPanel Hosting Operates
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered most website hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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)
Are you growing puzzled? We certainly are!
Downside No.2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Negative Side Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to bring up the absolute lack of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting provider. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction system (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting corporation is availing of, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to learn each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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