cPanel Hosting Definition
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 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)
Are you growing confused? We clearly are!
Weak Side No.2: The same electronic mail folder system
The email folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Weak Point Number 3: An utter lack of domain management GUIs
Do we need to mention the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an enormous downside. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Many login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support management interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting corporation is utilizing, the avid clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP sections to grasp... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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