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Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same services: 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 whole hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered all web hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to erase 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 bewildered? We clearly are!
Drawback Number 2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Negative Aspect No.3: A thorough lack of domain management tools
Do we have to point out the absolute lack of a modern domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Many login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting provider. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction system (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting service provider is making use of, the zealous customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the CP. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...