cPanel Hosting Definition
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on today's web hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied all web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very careful not to remove fully 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 easy to erase on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 confused? We certainly are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.
Weak Point No.3: An absolute lack of domain administration tools
Do we need to bring up the utter deficiency of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a huge predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting vendor. At times, depending on the invoice transaction platform (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting corporation is using, the zealous users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: More than 120 web hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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