cPanel Hosting Disclosed
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
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The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met most web hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, 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, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 perplexed? We absolutely are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Negative Side Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to point out the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's a major shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the invoicing system (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting company is making use of, the keen clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...