Definition of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide the same service: 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 virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number One: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 domains, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 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 baffled? We undeniably are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.
Problem No.3: A complete absence of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Disadvantage Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction system (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting distributor is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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