cPanel Web Hosting Revealed
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
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The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number 1: A moronic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 becoming confused? We absolutely are!
Negative Side No.2: The same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Downside Number Three: An absolute lack of domain name manipulation tools
Do we need to refer to the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Weakness Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting distributor. At times, depending on the billing tool (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...