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Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
200,000 "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you the very same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered most website hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: A stupid domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how good 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 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 name)
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 growing confused? We categorically are!
Drawback No.2: The same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Negative Sign No.3: A sheer lack of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to mention the complete absence of a contemporary domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting company. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...