cPanel Website Hosting Unmasked
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers out there. Officially. 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 literally the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be very attentive 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 easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 nonplussed? We categorically are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.
Downside Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to point out the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a big drawback. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing platform (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is utilizing, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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