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cPanel Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are located 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name 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)
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 bewildered? We certainly are!
Weakness Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Inconvenience Number Three: A total shortage of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to mention the sheer lack of a modern domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge downside. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Predicament No.4: Many user login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the billing system (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting supplier is making use of, the keen customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...