cPanel Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200,000 "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands worldwide will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all website 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...
Weak Side No.1: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system 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 becoming confused? We doubtlessly are!
Predicament No.2: The very same mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Negative Point Number Three: A sheer absence of domain administration sections
Do we need to point out the absolute deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the demand for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. At times, depending on the invoicing tool (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting service provider is making use of, the devoted customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...