cPanel Hosting Disclosed
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
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The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered all web hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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)
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 puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Shortcoming Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to bring up the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Weakness No.4: Many login locations (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction system (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting company is utilizing, the keen customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...