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cPanel Website Hosting Revealed
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on today's website hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled all web hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous 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)
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)
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 nonplussed? We surely are!
Downside Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too fatally.
Weak Side Number Three: A total absence of domain name administration menus
Do we need to point out the sheer absence of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting company. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting service provider is making use of, the ardent clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...