cPanel Hosting Unmasked
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on today's web hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied all web hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 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 nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too fatally.
Negative Point No.3: An entire lack of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to cite the absolute absence of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a big drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting service provider is utilizing, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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