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cPanel Website Hosting Clarified
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you the very same cPanel CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied most web hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point No.1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to remove fully 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 quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are set up 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
Are you growing baffled? We certainly are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Inconvenience Number Three: An utter absence of domain name manipulation tools
Do we need to refer to the total absence of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting company is making use of, the zealous clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to memorize... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...