What is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a regular chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met most web hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number One: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are set up 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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 getting disorientated? We absolutely are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A complete absence of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to refer to the thorough absence of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a great predicament. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting service provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing tool (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting firm is making use of, the enthusiastic users can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to learn... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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