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What Exactly is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on today's hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all web hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the hosting 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing confused? We undoubtedly are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Shortcoming Number 3: A total shortage of domain management menus
Do we have to mention the utter shortage of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable problem. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the billing system (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting vendor is utilizing, the eager clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to pick up... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...