cPanel Hosting Definition
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting market supply strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered all web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number One: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 growing confused? We surely are!
Downside No.2: The very same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Weak Point Number 3: An utter lack of domain administration options
Do we need to point out the absolute lack of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting service provider is availing of, the avid clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP departments to get familiar with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, 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? Remark that one too...
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