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cPanel Website Hosting Unmasked

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200k "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met all web hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Side No.1: An idiotic domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 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 name)

Are you becoming confused? We categorically are!

Downside Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement

The mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.

Downside Number 3: A sheer lack of domain manipulation options

Do we have to mention the entire shortage of a modern domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a big inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max three)

What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction system (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience No.5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel menus to pick up... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting companies:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...

 

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