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cPanel Website Hosting Revealed
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present web hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market provide exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled most web hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: An imbecilic domain name 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 refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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)
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 getting bewildered? We absolutely are!
Drawback Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An utter shortage of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to cite the absolute lack of a contemporary domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Drawback Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting vendor is using, the keen clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's very 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? Mark that one too...