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cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands worldwide will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met most web hosting industry preconditions. 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...
Shortcoming Number One: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 good 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)
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 nonplussed? We categorically are!
Problem No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the server is precisely 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 e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.
Negative Point No.3: An absolute absence of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to point out the absolute shortage of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a huge weakness. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting corporation is making use of, the avid clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...