cPanel Hosting Clarified
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/CP option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200,000 "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered most website hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: A laughable domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful 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 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)
Are you getting nonplussed? We certainly are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Predicament No.3: A total lack of domain administration tools
Do we need to point out the thorough lack of a modern domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal downside. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction tool (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...