cPanel Web Hosting Uncovered
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled most web hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain 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 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 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!
Drawback Number 2: The same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Downside No.3: A sheer shortage of domain management menus
Do we have to bring up the entire absence of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting company. Now and then, depending on the billing system (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the eager users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to memorize... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...