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What Does cPanel Website Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed 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 LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all website hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how excellent 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)
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)
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 bewildered? We undeniably are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too severely.
Predicament No.3: An utter deficiency of domain management interfaces
Do we need to bring up the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a considerable predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Predicament No.4: Multiple login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support management software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the earnest clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...