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What Does cPanel Website Hosting Denote?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met most website hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: An idiotic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to remove completely 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 easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain 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)
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 name)
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 disorientated? We surely are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.
Negative Point Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain name management tools
Do we have to cite the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" menu at all. That's a vast problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting corporation. At times, based on the billing tool (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting supplier is utilizing, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...