What Does cPanel Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which provides an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered all hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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)
Are you becoming confused? We definitely are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Inconvenience Number Three: An utter lack of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to bring up the complete lack of a modern domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major weakness. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback Number 4: Numerous login places (min two, max 3)
What about the need for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting company. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction tool (principally tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting supplier is utilizing, the keen users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's way too arrogant 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? Note that one too...
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