What is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which provides a big number of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a normal person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met all hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to remove 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 domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 getting nonplussed? We certainly are!
Weakness Number 2: The very same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Weak Point No.3: An entire shortage of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to bring up the absolute absence of a modern domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable problem. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the need for an extra login to use the billing, domain and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction platform (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting firm is availing of, the devoted customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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