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cPanel Hosting Description
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which generates a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting market supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 growing nonplussed? We definitely are!
Weakness Number 2: The very same email folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Negative Side Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name administration options
Do we need to cite the utter shortage of a modern domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple login locations (min two, max three)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the invoicing platform (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting company is availing of, the zealous clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than 120 website hosting CP menus to memorize... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...