cPanel Web Hosting Disclosed
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present website hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met most website hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number One: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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 name)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We positively are!
Drawback Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Negative Side No.3: A complete shortage of domain management options
Do we have to point out the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction tool (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting service provider is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...