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cPanel Website Hosting Disclosed
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a regular person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all web hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how marvelous 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)
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 becoming disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Downside No.3: An entire lack of domain name administration interfaces
Do we need to cite the complete absence of a modern domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing tool (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting distributor is utilizing, the ardent customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...