What Precisely is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which generates an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands worldwide will offer you the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met most web hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to remove 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 domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 getting puzzled? We absolutely are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect No.3: An entire absence of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to cite the thorough deficiency of a modern domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge predicament. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple user login places (min two, max 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting distributor is utilizing, the ardent clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number 5: More than 120 web hosting CP menus to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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