cPanel Website Hosting Uncovered
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered all web hosting market demands. In 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 Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 delete on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
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 name)
Are you becoming perplexed? We surely are!
Downside Number Two: The very same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly fortify their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An entire shortage of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to bring up the utter absence of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a big weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is making use of, the devoted customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than 120 Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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