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cPanel Web Hosting Description
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on today's website hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to remove entirely 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 domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 disorientated? We definitely are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.
Weak Point Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to mention the utter absence of a contemporary domain management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's a great drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Predicament No.4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. Now and then, based on the invoicing tool (especially designed for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting firm is using, the keen clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to learn... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...