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Description of cPanel Website Hosting
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number One: A foolish domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new 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 erase on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
Are you growing confused? We certainly are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Negative Point Number 3: A complete absence of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a major downside. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Predicament Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to memorize... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...