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cPanel Web Hosting Uncovered
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the present web hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met all website hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem No.1: An idiotic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive 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 domains are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain 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 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 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 getting bewildered? We undeniably are!
Weakness No.2: The very same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Weakness Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to cite the utter shortage of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a colossal downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Drawback No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting supplier. At times, based on the invoicing transaction system (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting firm is availing of, the keen clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel sections to learn... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...