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Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace offer precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled all website hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 puzzled? We categorically are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Predicament Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain management sections
Do we have to point out the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge problem. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Point No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting provider. At times, depending on the invoicing platform (particularly meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting firm is utilizing, the zealous customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Downside Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...