What Does cPanel Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met most web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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)
Are you getting confused? We categorically are!
Weak Side No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.
Negative Point Number 3: A complete shortage of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to cite the sheer lack of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting provider is making use of, the eager users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the Control Panel. It's a great idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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