cPanel Web Hosting Uncovered
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied all website hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
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 name)
Are you becoming perplexed? We surely are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Inconvenience Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to refer to the absolute absence of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a vast weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the billing tool (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting company is utilizing, the zealous customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to learn... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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