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What Does cPanel Web Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands all over the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered all website hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point No.1: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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 getting bewildered? We surely are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly increase their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Predicament Number Three: A sheer absence of domain name administration sections
Do we need to bring up the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting provider is using, the eager clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...