What In Fact is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled most web hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number One: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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 baffled? We clearly are!
Shortcoming No.2: The same email folder structure
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Inconvenience Number Three: A total shortage of domain administration tools
Do we have to point out the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting service provider is availing of, the eager users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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