What Indeed is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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)
Are you getting baffled? We unquestionably are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Downside No.3: A sheer shortage of domain administration tools
Do we have to bring up the utter absence of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming No.4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting corporation is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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