cPanel Web Hosting Unmasked
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely 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 website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market furnish the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps satisfied most hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, 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 hosting server, since they all are placed 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 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. Decide for yourself how amazing 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 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 growing confused? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same email folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Drawback No.3: A total lack of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to point out the complete absence of a modern domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" menu at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting corporation is making use of, the keen users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...