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cPanel Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled all web hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: A ludicrous domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domain names, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
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)
Are you becoming puzzled? We absolutely are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same email folder configuration
The email folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.
Weak Side Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to point out the thorough absence of a contemporary domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a big predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point No.4: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to access the billing, domain name and tech support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing tool (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the eager clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...