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cPanel Hosting Description
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met all web hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name 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)
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 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 becoming puzzled? We categorically are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Shortcoming No.3: An utter shortage of domain administration tools
Do we have to point out the utter lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Predicament No.4: Many user login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting provider is using, the zealous clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to get to know... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to learn each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...