What Does cPanel Hosting Mean?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled most website hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next 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 server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how great 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 name)
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)
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 becoming disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Downside Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Negative Side Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to cite the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Downside Number 4: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is making use of, the zealous customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than 120 CP areas to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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