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cPanel Hosting Definition
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered all web hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how good 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)
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)
Are you getting baffled? We categorically are!
Problem No.2: The very same mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An entire absence of domain name management menus
Do we have to mention the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Many login places (min two, max 3)
How about the need for another login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. At times, based on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting vendor is utilizing, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ CP departments to get familiar with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...