cPanel Web Hosting Disclosed
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered all web hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 getting confused? We unquestionably are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very same mail folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Drawback Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to point out the entire deficiency of a modern domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a vast drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side Number Four: Multiple user login places (min two, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the billing, domain name and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing system (particularly developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting supplier is making use of, the keen customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...