What Exactly is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met most hosting market 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 domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 disorientated? We undeniably are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Inconvenience Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to cite the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense problem. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing tool (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting firm is utilizing, the keen customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel areas to grasp... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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