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cPanel Website Hosting Defined
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique hosting brand names across the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered most hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number 1: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 name)
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 clearly are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Weakness No.3: A complete lack of domain name management tools
Do we have to bring up the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the billing system (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the avid users can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than 120 Control Panel areas to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...