cPanel Hosting Defined
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting market supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to run into 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 take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied most web hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent 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 hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how terrific 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 name)
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 name)
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)
Are you becoming confused? We clearly are!
Negative Sign No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too severely.
Negative Sign No.3: An entire absence of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to cite the total absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting firm. At times, based on the billing transaction tool (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting corporation is using, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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