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What Does cPanel Web Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps covered most website hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 domain names, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
Are you growing baffled? We surely are!
Problem Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Negative Sign No.3: A complete absence of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to mention the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the eager customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...