What Precisely is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace supply exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered most website hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number One: A dumb domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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)
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 confused? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Problem No.3: A total shortage of domain name management sections
Do we need to mention the total absence of a modern domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Drawback No.4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting firm is making use of, the keen users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty CP areas to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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