cPanel Hosting Definition
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably covered all website hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number One: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent 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 delete on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
Are you becoming bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Drawback No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Shortcoming No.3: An utter absence of domain administration menus
Do we have to point out the thorough lack of a modern domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" tool at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple user login places (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing tool (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting supplier is making use of, the eager clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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