Definition of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: 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 entire website hosting market furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met most website hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A laughable domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming disorientated? We categorically are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to mention the thorough shortage of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage No.4: Multiple login locations (min two, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to access the billing, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoicing platform (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting service provider is using, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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