Definition of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting market supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered most web hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domains, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same mail folder structure
The email folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.
Predicament Number 3: An absolute lack of domain manipulation tools
Do we need to mention the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense downside. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting distributor. At times, depending on the invoice transaction tool (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting corporation is using, the eager clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP sections to pick up... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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