What is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the present-day hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met all hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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 getting disorientated? We definitely are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Inconvenience Number 3: A complete shortage of domain name administration tools
Do we have to point out the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" tool at all. That's a great downside. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting corporation. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting firm is making use of, the ardent users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to learn... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's way too arrogant 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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