Definition of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled most web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number One: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 bewildered? We positively are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.
Predicament Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain administration tools
Do we need to mention the utter lack of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a major problem. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Downside No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the billing platform (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting service provider is making use of, the keen customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: 120+ hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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