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cPanel Web Hosting Uncovered
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all website hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, since 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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 getting baffled? We categorically are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The same email folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to cite the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" menu at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction system (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the eager users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: 120+ Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...