What is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire hosting market supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! 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 modern and possibly fulfilled all web hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A laughable domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new 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 server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 growing perplexed? We clearly are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Weakness Number Three: A total lack of domain name management sections
Do we have to cite the total shortage of a modern domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" interface at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the demand for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting distributor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting provider is availing of, the zealous customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than 120 Control Panel departments to pick up... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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