cPanel Hosting Defined
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the current website hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/CP option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200k "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all web hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous 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 name)
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 growing confused? We clearly are!
Weakness Number Two: The same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Negative Side Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain administration tools
Do we have to point out the utter absence of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Inconvenience No.4: Many user login places (min two, max three)
What about the need for another login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting company. Now and then, based on the invoicing system (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting provider is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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