How cPanel Hosting Operates
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market offer one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting corporations in existence. Officially. 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 give you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled all web hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 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 becoming nonplussed? We certainly are!
Drawback No.2: The very same e-mail folder system
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Weakness Number Three: A total absence of domain name management menus
Do we need to mention the utter absence of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting corporation is making use of, the earnest clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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