What Does cPanel Hosting Represent?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all website hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: A ludicrous domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra attentive 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 easy to erase on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 becoming baffled? We positively are!
Problem No.2: The very same email folder structure
The email folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Negative Point Number Three: A complete lack of domain name administration menus
Do we have to refer to the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable problem. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Predicament Number 4: Many user login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting service provider is making use of, the earnest users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: 120+ website hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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