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cPanel Website Hosting Uncovered
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to delete 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 easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up 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. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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)
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)
Are you becoming puzzled? We certainly are!
Problem Number 2: The same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Side Number Three: An utter lack of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to refer to the complete lack of a contemporary domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support management system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting service provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the avid clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management system; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP sections to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...