cPanel Hosting Uncovered
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace offer one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names around the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most web hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be very attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain 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)
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 getting confused? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Shortcoming No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to point out the utter absence of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Downside Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing platform (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting company is making use of, the ardent users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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