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What In Fact is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is just 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 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled all website hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 becoming perplexed? We certainly are!
Disadvantage No.2: The same email folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Negative Sign Number 3: A total shortage of domain management options
Do we need to cite the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the ardent customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...