What Precisely is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands in the world will give you the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered all website hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number 1: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, 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, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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 name)
Are you becoming perplexed? We absolutely are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Shortcoming Number Three: A total shortage of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to refer to the thorough absence of a modern domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a gigantic downside. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Problem Number 4: Many user login locations (min two, max three)
What about the need for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing tool (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting supplier is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than 120 web hosting CP areas to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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