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Description of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
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 presumably covered most website hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web server, since 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 located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
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 growing confused? We clearly are!
Problem Number 2: The same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Drawback Number Three: An utter lack of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the thorough shortage of a modern domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple user login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting distributor is availing of, the earnest clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...