What Precisely is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier 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 fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met all hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. Decide for yourself how fabulous 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 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)
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)
Are you getting confused? We categorically are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very same e-mail folder system
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Negative Side No.3: A sheer shortage of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Many user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting service provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: 120+ web hosting CP sections to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
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