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Description of cPanel Web Hosting
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered most web hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 nonplussed? We positively are!
Negative Side Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Weak Point No.3: A sheer shortage of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we need to refer to the entire lack of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's a great drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting company. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the keen customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the CP. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...