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Explanation of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand 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 different website hosting brand names across the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled all web hosting industry preconditions. 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...
Negative Sign Number 1: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how great 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)
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)
Are you getting confused? We categorically are!
Negative Side Number 2: The very same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Weak Point No.3: A complete deficiency of domain management sections
Do we have to point out the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting supplier is availing of, the devoted customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...