cPanel Web Hosting Disclosed
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
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The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled all hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
Are you getting disorientated? We undeniably are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Weak Point Number Three: An entire shortage of domain name administration menus
Do we have to refer to the entire shortage of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting vendor. At times, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting vendor is availing of, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...