What Does cPanel Hosting Represent?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all web hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 bewildered? We clearly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A total absence of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to point out the complete lack of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoice transaction system (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting distributor is making use of, the zealous clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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