What Does cPanel Hosting Denote?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
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 trendy and probably covered most web hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Weakness No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Problem No.3: An absolute shortage of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the sheer lack of a modern domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction platform (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting corporation is making use of, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to learn... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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