What Exactly is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met most web hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point No.1: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too badly.
Shortcoming Number 3: A complete lack of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to mention the complete absence of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a big predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weak Point No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting service provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing platform (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting provider is availing of, the zealous clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: 120+ Control Panel departments to get to know... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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