What Exactly is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is merely a 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 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied all web hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next 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 web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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)
Are you growing confused? We doubtlessly are!
Predicament Number Two: The same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Weakness Number Three: A total deficiency of domain management menus
Do we need to point out the entire shortage of a modern domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast problem. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction system (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting distributor is utilizing, the eager customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: 120+ CP menus to memorize... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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