Definition of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably covered most web hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side No.1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 becoming disorientated? We undeniably are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when managing the email folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Problem Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain name management sections
Do we need to mention the utter shortage of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction system (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting provider is utilizing, the zealous clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, 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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