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Explanation of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered most web hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: A stupid domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to remove 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 disorientated? We undeniably are!
Problem Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Negative Side Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to refer to the entire absence of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Predicament Number 4: Many login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting company. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting service provider is using, the keen customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the CP. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...