cPanel Hosting Revealed
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
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The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met all web hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: A stupid domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 puzzled? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Weakness Number Three: An entire shortage of domain name management options
Do we need to refer to the thorough shortage of a modern domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Problem Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing system (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting corporation is making use of, the ardent users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...