What is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied all web hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Weak Side No.3: An utter absence of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to mention the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting service provider. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction system (particularly developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting distributor is availing of, the zealous clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel menus to learn... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the CP. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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