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cPanel Hosting Disclosed
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present-day hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps satisfied all website hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to delete entirely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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 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 nonplussed? We undeniably are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same mail folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Downside Number Three: An utter absence of domain administration tools
Do we have to bring up the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Downside No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (especially conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting corporation is making use of, the devoted customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the CP. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...