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cPanel Website Hosting Description
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which provides a big number of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled most web hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 becoming confused? We surely are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.
Negative Point Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to point out the total absence of a modern domain management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a gigantic predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction tool (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the avid clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: 120+ website hosting CP menus to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...