Definition of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mainly 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 offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied all web hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A laughable domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, 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, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Problem Number Two: The same e-mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Negative Aspect No.3: An entire lack of domain administration GUIs
Do we need to bring up the total absence of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's a big predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction tool (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting service provider is making use of, the eager clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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