What Does cPanel Hosting Denote?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the current website hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200k "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered all web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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)
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 nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Negative Aspect No.3: An entire shortage of domain management interfaces
Do we have to cite the thorough shortage of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming Number 4: Multiple login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to use the billing, domain name and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction tool (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting company is availing of, the ardent customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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