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cPanel Web Hosting Uncovered
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered most web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: An idiotic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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. Decide for yourself how marvelous 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 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)
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 disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Downside No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Weak Side Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain name administration tools
Do we have to mention the utter deficiency of a modern domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction system (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the avid users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...