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Definition of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a vast amount 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 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal person who's not well aware of (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 choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present-day hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered most website hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
Are you growing bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Weakness No.2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.
Downside Number Three: An entire shortage of domain management options
Do we have to point out the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Side No.4: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the need for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting supplier is making use of, the zealous customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than 120 hosting CP departments to grasp... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...