What Does cPanel Hosting Represent?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present website hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business segment, which generates an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled most website hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point No.1: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to remove completely 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 domain names are quite simple to erase on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain name 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)
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 confused? We unquestionably are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same email folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Problem Number 3: A sheer lack of domain name administration interfaces
Do we need to point out the entire shortage of a modern domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's a vast weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Downside Number 4: Many user login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction platform (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is using, the devoted users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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