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Explanation of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole hosting market furnish the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present website hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied most web hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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)
Are you becoming disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Problem No.2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to point out the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Problem No.4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the billing tool (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: 120+ Control Panel areas to memorize... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...