What Does cPanel Hosting Represent?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on today's hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names in the world will offer you the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met most web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side No.1: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain 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 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)
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 confused? We undeniably are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same email folder setup
The mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their belief in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Weak Side No.3: A sheer shortage of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the thorough lack of a modern domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" menu at all. That's a considerable predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting vendor. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting supplier is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP departments to get familiar with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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