What is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met most website hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 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 becoming confused? We definitely are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their faith in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Disadvantage Number 3: An absolute absence of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to mention the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge weakness. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Side No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting corporation is availing of, the eager customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP departments to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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