What Does cPanel Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a great number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web 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 named
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied all web hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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 growing nonplussed? We undeniably are!
Negative Sign No.2: The very same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Downside No.3: A sheer shortage of domain administration tools
Do we have to cite the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major problem. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction tool (principally designed for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting service provider is utilizing, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 hosting CP areas to memorize... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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