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cPanel Hosting Uncovered
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied all web hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are situated 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 name)
Are you getting puzzled? We surely are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.
Negative Point Number 3: An entire absence of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we need to refer to the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's a colossal problem. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the billing, domain and tech support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the devoted customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...