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What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered most web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: A ludicrous domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful 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 very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check 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)
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 perplexed? We undeniably are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Inconvenience Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to cite the thorough shortage of a modern domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support management menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting provider. Now and then, depending on the billing system (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the zealous clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP areas to get to know... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...