How cPanel Hosting Operates
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present-day hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole hosting market provide literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all web hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very careful not to remove 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 domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how good 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 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 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)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Weak Point Number Three: A thorough lack of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to point out the total shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing tool (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting supplier is using, the keen customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty CP sections to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||5 websites hosted||1 website hosted|
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