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What In Fact is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business segment, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably covered most website hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous 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 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 name)
Are you growing confused? We undoubtedly are!
Drawback No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Predicament No.3: A total absence of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to point out the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point No.4: Many user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the billing platform (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting supplier is using, the earnest customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP areas to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...