cPanel Website Hosting Uncovered
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace offer one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem No.1: A laughable domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to erase completely 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 erase 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 undoubtedly are!
Drawback No.2: The same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Shortcoming Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain management sections
Do we need to refer to the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. At times, depending on the billing tool (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting service provider is using, the ardent customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to memorize... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...