cPanel Website Hosting Uncovered
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied most web hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 becoming perplexed? We doubtlessly are!
Problem Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Negative Sign No.3: A complete deficiency of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to refer to the total lack of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast weakness. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting supplier. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting supplier is using, the devoted clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...