Definition of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a 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 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names across the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably covered all website hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point No.1: A ludicrous domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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)
Are you growing nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!
Disadvantage No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.
Weak Point Number 3: An utter shortage of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to bring up the thorough absence of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a major disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Many user login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting distributor is making use of, the devoted customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to learn... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, 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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