What Exactly is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market provide precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names around the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered all hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side No.1: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain 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 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 name)
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 baffled? We certainly are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Downside Number 3: A total absence of domain administration options
Do we need to mention the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great drawback. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Side No.4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting vendor. At times, depending on the invoicing system (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting company is using, the zealous customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP sections to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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