cPanel Web Hosting Disclosed
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered most website hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming disorientated? We positively are!
Downside Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.
Negative Aspect No.3: An utter shortage of domain name management sections
Do we need to mention the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a considerable predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the keen users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Downside Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the hosting CP. It's a superb idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...