cPanel Website Hosting Unmasked
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied all website hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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)
Are you becoming confused? We undeniably are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Downside Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to cite the thorough deficiency of a modern domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is making use of, the avid clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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