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cPanel Hosting Uncovered
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied most website hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to erase 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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 domain names, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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)
Are you becoming confused? We definitely are!
Negative Point Number Two: The very same mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Inconvenience Number Three: A total shortage of domain name administration options
Do we need to cite the total absence of a modern domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the invoicing system (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the ardent users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, 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? Mark that one too...