cPanel Web Hosting Disclosed
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site development processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all website hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number 1: A dumb domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed 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 located 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. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 name)
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 baffled? We definitely are!
Disadvantage No.2: The same mail folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Weak Point Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain management tools
Do we have to mention the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting supplier. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (especially designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the earnest customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting CP. It's a fine idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...