cPanel Hosting Definition
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on today's web hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting market offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied most website hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 growing bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.
Weak Point Number Three: A complete lack of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the complete shortage of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max three)
How about the demand for another login to access the billing, domain and tech support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction system (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting provider is making use of, the ardent users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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