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cPanel Web Hosting Description
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular person 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 respective domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered most web hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number 1: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to delete 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 quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are set up 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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)
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 growing confused? We undeniably are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.
Predicament No.3: A sheer lack of domain administration sections
Do we have to point out the entire shortage of a modern domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the keen clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty CP menus to memorize... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...