cPanel Hosting Defined
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the present web hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met most website hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 name)
Are you growing nonplussed? We positively are!
Predicament No.2: The very same email folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Inconvenience Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain name management sections
Do we need to refer to the utter deficiency of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting corporation. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting vendor is using, the zealous users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than 120 Control Panel departments to learn... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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