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What Does cPanel Hosting Denote?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled most web hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming baffled? We absolutely are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Predicament No.3: A total shortage of domain manipulation tools
Do we need to refer to the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple login places (min two, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (especially designed for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting service provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...