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Explanation of cPanel Web Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace supply the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brand names worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met most web hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side No.1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain 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 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 growing puzzled? We clearly are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same email folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Weak Side No.3: An utter shortage of domain name management sections
Do we need to point out the total deficiency of a modern domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a colossal drawback. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Predicament Number Four: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the zealous clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to learn... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...