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cPanel Hosting Description
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names across the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met all web hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number One: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to remove entirely 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 domains are quite simple to remove on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous 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 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 getting puzzled? We surely are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Drawback No.3: An utter absence of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to refer to the utter shortage of a contemporary domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing platform (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the earnest users can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...