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What Does cPanel Web Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the current website hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands across the world will give you the very same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled most web hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 perplexed? We undoubtedly are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same email folder structure
The mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly increase their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Weakness No.3: A sheer lack of domain name management sections
Do we have to mention the sheer absence of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Problem No.4: Many user login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing system (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting provider is utilizing, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...