cPanel Web Hosting Unmasked
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands all over the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to erase completely 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
Are you becoming puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Drawback Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Inconvenience Number 3: A thorough absence of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to cite the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting company. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction system (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is using, the zealous clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to learn each of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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