What Does cPanel Hosting Stand for?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200,000 "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied all website hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside No.1: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great 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)
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 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 getting bewildered? We definitely are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Shortcoming Number Three: A sheer lack of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the absolute absence of a modern domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Many login places (min two, max 3)
What about the demand for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting distributor is using, the ardent clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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