What is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled most web hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: An idiotic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 name)
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 disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Negative Side Number 3: A complete shortage of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to point out the utter lack of a contemporary domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Point No.4: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting supplier. At times, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting distributor is using, the eager customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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