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What Does cPanel Website Hosting Represent?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points 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 covered most website hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A laughable domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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 growing perplexed? We doubtlessly are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.
Disadvantage No.3: An utter lack of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to refer to the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting provider. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction system (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting vendor is availing of, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...