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cPanel Web Hosting Revealed
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met all hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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)
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 growing perplexed? We certainly are!
Weak Side No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Negative Aspect No.3: An utter deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to mention the total absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense weakness. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain name and technical support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting service provider. At times, based on the invoicing tool (especially invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the keen users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than one hundred and twenty CP sections to get to know... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...