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Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met all hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point No.1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain 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 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 perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Downside Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.
Negative Sign Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to cite the sheer absence of a modern domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a great disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Weak Side Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Now and then, depending on the billing tool (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting firm is making use of, the eager clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...