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cPanel Hosting Definition
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one 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 two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all web hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside No.1: An idiotic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain 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 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)
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 puzzled? We definitely are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Predicament Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to bring up the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the billing tool (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting supplier is availing of, the zealous users can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to learn... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...