Definition of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business niche, which provides a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. 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, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses 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 fulfilled most web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how great 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)
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 getting perplexed? We undoubtedly are!
Predicament No.2: The very same email folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.
Weakness No.3: An utter absence of domain management tools
Do we need to cite the complete deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous problem. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting firm is availing of, the zealous clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to learn... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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