What Actually is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled most web hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how good 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)
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 bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Weak Side No.2: The same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Predicament Number 3: An utter lack of domain name management options
Do we have to cite the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting corporation is availing of, the devoted users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than 120 CP menus to get to know... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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