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cPanel Web Hosting Clarified
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all website hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete entirely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 getting puzzled? We certainly are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very same mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Drawback Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain management sections
Do we need to refer to the entire absence of a modern domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to use the billing, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting service provider. At times, based on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the eager customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...