cPanel Website Hosting Disclosed
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled all hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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)
Are you getting confused? We absolutely are!
Downside Number Two: The same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Drawback No.3: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to bring up the absolute shortage of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" menu at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Disadvantage Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (especially invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration GUI; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...