cPanel Hosting Unveiled
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
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The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met most hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side No.1: A dumb domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 getting bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Problem Number Two: The same mail folder structure
The email folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Inconvenience No.3: An entire absence of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to cite the absolute shortage of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Disadvantage Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting provider. At times, based on the billing transaction tool (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the eager clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...