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Description of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered most hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point No.1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. 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 setup 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 name)
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)
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 getting baffled? We clearly are!
Problem No.2: The same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Weak Side Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain administration sections
Do we have to refer to the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting corporation is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to learn... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...