What Does cPanel Hosting Represent?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied most web hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are located 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 getting baffled? We undeniably are!
Problem Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Shortcoming No.3: A complete absence of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to refer to the utter absence of a modern domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Downside No.4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting firm. At times, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting provider is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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