What Does cPanel Hosting Represent?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
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The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands around the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all web hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are situated 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 placed 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. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 name)
Are you growing confused? We unquestionably are!
Predicament Number 2: The same email folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Negative Aspect No.3: A total shortage of domain management sections
Do we have to bring up the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Weakness Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing system (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting corporation is availing of, the avid clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the Control Panel. It's a great idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...