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cPanel Hosting Disclosed
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present web hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered most website hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to remove fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are created 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 puzzled? We definitely are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Problem Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to refer to the complete shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to use the billing, domain name and tech support administration system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting service provider. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the devoted customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...