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Description of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all website hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 domains, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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)
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 baffled? We unquestionably are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.
Weakness Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to refer to the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge problem. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Weakness Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support management system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting firm. Now and then, based on the invoicing tool (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting firm is using, the devoted clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...