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What In Fact is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands around the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. See for yourself how wonderful 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 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 name)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We positively are!
Downside Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Negative Sign Number 3: A complete absence of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to bring up the thorough absence of a modern domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Predicament No.4: Many login locations (min two, max three)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the billing platform (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting service provider is availing of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the CP. It's a great idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...