What Does cPanel Hosting Stand for?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied all hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number 1: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain 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)
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 growing puzzled? We categorically are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same mail folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Weakness Number Three: A total absence of domain administration sections
Do we need to point out the thorough shortage of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's a major problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage Number Four: Many user login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting provider. At times, depending on the invoice transaction platform (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting supplier is using, the ardent clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the CP. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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