What Does cPanel Hosting Denote?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the current hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands worldwide will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled all web hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic 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 name)
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 getting confused? We clearly are!
Weakness Number 2: The same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.
Problem Number Three: An entire lack of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to point out the utter lack of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense weakness. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the billing system (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting firm is utilizing, the eager customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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