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cPanel Hosting Disclosed
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200k "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered all website hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness No.1: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be very attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how excellent 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)
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 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 clearly are!
Shortcoming No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Weak Point Number Three: A total shortage of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to refer to the absolute deficiency of a modern domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction platform (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting corporation is availing of, the devoted customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to grasp... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...