What Actually is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting market furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied most website hosting industry demands. To cut a long story 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...
Inconvenience Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 puzzled? We undeniably are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Negative Point Number 3: An entire lack of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to refer to the entire lack of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback Number 4: Many login locations (min two, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing system (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting firm is utilizing, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain management system; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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