What Actually is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the contemporary hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled most web hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 getting confused? We clearly are!
Drawback No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Inconvenience No.3: A thorough absence of domain management GUIs
Do we have to refer to the total deficiency of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number Four: Many login locations (min two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the invoicing system (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting distributor is making use of, the avid customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP menus to learn... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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