cPanel Web Hosting Unveiled
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole hosting market furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met all web hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 bewildered? We undeniably are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Predicament Number Three: An utter lack of domain name management sections
Do we have to cite the complete deficiency of a modern domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an enormous problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming Number 4: Many user login places (min 2, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing tool (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is making use of, the eager customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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