What is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled all website hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Decide for yourself how fabulous 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 name)
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)
Are you becoming confused? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Drawback Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain name manipulation menus
Do we need to refer to the total lack of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's a great predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting vendor. Sometimes, depending on the billing platform (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting firm is availing of, the keen customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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