What Does cPanel Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered most website hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 name)
Are you growing bewildered? We positively are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.
Shortcoming Number Three: A complete absence of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to point out the utter deficiency of a modern domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback Number 4: Many login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the billing platform (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting distributor is using, the earnest users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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