Definition of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands in the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across 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 take place! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered all web hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number One: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new 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 delete on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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 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 becoming nonplussed? We certainly are!
Downside Number 2: The very same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the email folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.
Shortcoming No.3: A sheer absence of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to mention the complete absence of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" menu at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to access the invoicing, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing tool (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting provider is utilizing, the zealous users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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