Definition of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered most website hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be very cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are placed 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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)
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 getting confused? We clearly are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Inconvenience Number Three: An entire shortage of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to bring up the absolute lack of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Drawback Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the need for another login to access the billing, domain and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting vendor is utilizing, the avid customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to learn... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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