cPanel Web Hosting Unveiled
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all web hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the hosting 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 getting baffled? We unquestionably are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Problem Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain administration sections
Do we need to refer to the utter shortage of a modern domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a great weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Negative Point Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting company is availing of, the keen clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management interface; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel sections to learn... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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