cPanel Website Hosting Disclosed
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled most web hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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 growing nonplussed? We undeniably are!
Weakness Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Negative Sign Number Three: An utter lack of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to bring up the thorough absence of a contemporary domain management tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Many login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoice transaction system (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is utilizing, the zealous customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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