cPanel Hosting Unmasked
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all website hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number One: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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!
Shortcoming Number Two: The very same email folder structure
The mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Weakness No.3: An utter lack of domain administration tools
Do we need to bring up the entire shortage of a contemporary domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great downside. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side No.4: Multiple login locations (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing system (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting company is making use of, the keen users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP departments to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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