What In Fact is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business niche, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands worldwide will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled most web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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 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)
Are you getting bewildered? We absolutely are!
Drawback Number 2: The same e-mail folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Downside Number 3: A complete lack of domain name management tools
Do we have to mention the complete absence of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting provider is utilizing, the earnest clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel menus to memorize... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, 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 as well...
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