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cPanel Website Hosting Disclosed
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names in the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met most website hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the server, since 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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)
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 baffled? We unquestionably are!
Drawback No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Disadvantage Number Three: A sheer lack of domain management tools
Do we have to refer to the complete shortage of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a great problem. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting company. Sometimes, based on the invoicing platform (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the earnest clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP menus to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...