What is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands around the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to erase fully 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 domains are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
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 name)
Are you getting nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Downside No.3: An utter shortage of domain name administration tools
Do we need to point out the thorough deficiency of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great problem. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Many login places (min two, max 3)
How about the need for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing system (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting service provider is making use of, the earnest clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to learn... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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