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cPanel Web Hosting Description
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names across the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met all web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name 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 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)
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 name)
Are you growing nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too fatally.
Negative Side Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain administration tools
Do we need to bring up the total deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major problem. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the billing system (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting supplier is utilizing, the eager users can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...