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cPanel Web Hosting Unmasked
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The website 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 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names in the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps covered all website hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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)
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 growing confused? We unquestionably are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly increase their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.
Inconvenience Number Three: A total lack of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the absolute absence of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Predicament No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the billing system (principally invented for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting vendor is using, the keen customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to get to know... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...