What Does cPanel Hosting Represent?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met all web hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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 getting baffled? We undeniably are!
Drawback No.2: The same mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain administration options
Do we have to bring up the entire lack of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an immense weakness. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point No.4: Numerous login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting provider. At times, depending on the billing system (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting distributor is making use of, the zealous users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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