What Does cPanel Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present web hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which generates a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands around the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the contemporary hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered all web hosting business preconditions. 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...
Negative Side Number One: An imbecilic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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)
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 undoubtedly are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Weak Side Number 3: A complete shortage of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to mention the absolute lack of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Predicament Number Four: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting corporation. At times, based on the billing transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is making use of, the eager customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to memorize... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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