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cPanel Hosting Definition
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied most website hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to remove completely 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 domain names are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name 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)
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 getting disorientated? We positively are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly enhance their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage No.3: A sheer lack of domain name management menus
Do we need to cite the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a major weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to access the billing, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction tool (principally designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the keen clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to learn... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...