Definition of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is merely 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%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brands in the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered most hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number 1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain 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)
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)
Are you growing bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same email folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Inconvenience No.3: A total absence of domain management menus
Do we need to point out the entire lack of a modern domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a major predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side Number Four: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting distributor. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting supplier is utilizing, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Downside No.5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to memorize... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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