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cPanel Hosting Definition
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to chance upon 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 occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all web hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A dumb domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to erase completely 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 domain names are very simple to remove on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 domains, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 becoming perplexed? We absolutely are!
Weak Side No.2: The same e-mail folder system
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when handling the email folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Weakness No.3: A complete absence of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to refer to the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction tool (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Downside Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP menus to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...