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cPanel Hosting Definition
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which generates a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably fulfilled most web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 name)
Are you growing disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Problem Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.
Negative Aspect No.3: An utter absence of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a colossal problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing tool (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting service provider is utilizing, the avid clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: 120+ Control Panel sections to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...