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Description of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied all web hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A dumb domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 erase on the web hosting 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 located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 growing confused? We positively are!
Negative Point No.2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Problem Number 3: An utter shortage of domain management sections
Do we need to bring up the absolute absence of a modern domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction platform (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting service provider is availing of, the earnest users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...