What Indeed is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met most website hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be very attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
Are you getting baffled? We surely are!
Negative Side No.2: The same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Problem No.3: A complete lack of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to point out the sheer deficiency of a modern domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's a great drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is making use of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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