What is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered most web hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number One: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new 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 very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 becoming confused? We undeniably are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain name administration sections
Do we need to refer to the total shortage of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Many user login places (minimum 2, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting company. Now and then, based on the invoicing system (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting firm is making use of, the avid users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the CP. It's a fine idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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