What is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present-day hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered most website hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point No.1: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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. Discover for yourself how fantastic 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)
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 growing puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Weak Side Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain name management options
Do we need to point out the entire deficiency of a modern domain management platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a vast predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Multiple user login places (min 2, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting company. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting firm is making use of, the zealous customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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