What Does cPanel Hosting Represent?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which provides a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most web hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number One: A ludicrous domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase 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 domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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 amazing 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)
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)
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 becoming perplexed? We positively are!
Inconvenience No.2: The very same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Negative Sign No.3: A total lack of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to refer to the complete deficiency of a modern domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Downside No.4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting provider is making use of, the avid users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration interface; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to pick up... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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