cPanel Hosting Unmasked
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
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The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled most website hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name 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)
Are you growing nonplussed? We categorically are!
Problem No.2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Problem No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain administration menus
Do we need to bring up the utter deficiency of a modern domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction system (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting vendor is making use of, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to learn... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...