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cPanel Website Hosting Clarified
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business segment, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered most web hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A stupid domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 getting puzzled? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Problem No.3: A total shortage of domain name administration tools
Do we need to cite the total deficiency of a modern domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoice transaction system (especially made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...