What Does cPanel Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on today's website hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting market provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied most website hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new 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 server, since 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 situated 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. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain 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)
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 name)
Are you getting disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Downside Number Three: A sheer absence of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the total deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Problem Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for another login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoicing platform (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is making use of, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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