cPanel Hosting Definition
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met most website hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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 excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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 becoming nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to cite the utter shortage of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting firm is using, the avid clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to learn each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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