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cPanel Website Hosting Definition
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered all web hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number One: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 growing perplexed? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Weak Side Number 3: A total lack of domain management GUIs
Do we have to bring up the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Many login places (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the billing platform (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting provider is making use of, the avid clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...