What Does cPanel Hosting Denote?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
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 modern and possibly answered most website hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 name)
Are you growing confused? We undoubtedly are!
Weakness No.2: The very same mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Weak Point Number Three: An utter lack of domain name administration sections
Do we need to cite the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting firm is using, the eager clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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