What Actually is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200,000 "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names in the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps covered most web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous 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 name)
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 disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Predicament No.3: An utter shortage of domain name manipulation tools
Do we have to cite the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a big inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction platform (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting corporation is making use of, the eager clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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