What Actually is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market offer the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled most web hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next 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 remove on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain 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)
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)
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 confused? We certainly are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An entire shortage of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to cite the thorough absence of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Downside Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the billing tool (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting provider is using, the eager users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management system; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP sections to grasp... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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