cPanel Web Hosting Defined
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled most web hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how good 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 getting bewildered? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same email folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.
Negative Point Number Three: An entire shortage of domain management tools
Do we need to point out the sheer absence of a modern domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Downside Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting provider. At times, based on the billing tool (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting vendor is making use of, the keen clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...