cPanel Web Hosting Disclosed
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, right now 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 200,000+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered all hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number 1: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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)
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 becoming confused? We certainly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Downside Number 3: An utter lack of domain administration menus
Do we need to bring up the sheer lack of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a big problem. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Downside Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the eager clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...