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Description of cPanel Web Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting market supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled all web hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A laughable domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to remove completely 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 easy to delete on the server, since they all are located 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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 becoming bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Weakness Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Weak Point Number Three: An entire absence of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to point out the complete deficiency of a modern domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing system (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting service provider is using, the earnest customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP menus to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...