What Does cPanel Hosting Represent?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which provides an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to remove 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 becoming confused? We undeniably are!
Negative Point No.2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Negative Side Number 3: A total shortage of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to bring up the sheer lack of a modern domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing system (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting distributor is availing of, the devoted users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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