cPanel Website Hosting Unmasked
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met all web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra careful 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 quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name 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)
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 growing puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.
Predicament Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain administration options
Do we have to mention the thorough lack of a contemporary domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" interface at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support management section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoicing tool (principally invented for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is availing of, the keen clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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