What Does cPanel Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all website hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to erase 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 domains are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 name)
Are you growing perplexed? We certainly are!
Predicament Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Weakness No.3: An absolute lack of domain management menus
Do we have to mention the sheer lack of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Drawback No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction tool (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting supplier is using, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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