cPanel Web Hosting Unveiled
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present web hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace supply precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
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The web hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled all web hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number 1: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name 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)
Are you getting confused? We unquestionably are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Negative Side Number 3: A thorough shortage of domain name administration tools
Do we need to mention the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" section at all. That's a great predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, max three)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the zealous users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...