What Does cPanel Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business segment, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied most web hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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)
Are you getting confused? We positively are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Inconvenience Number 3: A total deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to cite the entire shortage of a modern domain management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting provider is availing of, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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