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cPanel Website Hosting Revealed
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace offer exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied most web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new 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 erase on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 name)
Are you getting confused? We categorically are!
Drawback Number Two: The same email folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Negative Point No.3: A complete absence of domain name administration options
Do we have to point out the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast drawback. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting firm is utilizing, the keen users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than 120 Control Panel menus to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to learn each of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, 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...