What Does cPanel Hosting Denote?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting market supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered all web hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name 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)
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 name)
Are you getting confused? We certainly are!
Negative Side No.2: The same mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Problem Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain management sections
Do we have to cite the absolute absence of a contemporary domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge weakness. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Problem Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting company is using, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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