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cPanel Website Hosting Description
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all web hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be very attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 confused? We definitely are!
Drawback Number 2: The same email folder setup
The mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Drawback No.3: A total absence of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to cite the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Problem Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting firm. At times, depending on the invoicing platform (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting company is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, 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 too...