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What In Fact is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which provides an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met all web hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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)
Are you getting confused? We definitely are!
Problem No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.
Downside Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to cite the utter absence of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Many login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting provider is availing of, the earnest clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...