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cPanel Hosting Uncovered
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on today's website hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered all web hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number One: A ludicrous domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are situated 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 getting confused? We absolutely are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.
Shortcoming Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to cite the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing platform (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting company is using, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...