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cPanel Hosting Revealed
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present web hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace supply the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/CP alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all website hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous 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)
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 becoming puzzled? We positively are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.
Shortcoming No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain management options
Do we have to refer to the sheer lack of a modern domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting company is using, the eager clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...