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Description of cPanel Web Hosting
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered most web hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 becoming baffled? We doubtlessly are!
Problem No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Weakness Number 3: A thorough absence of domain name administration menus
Do we have to mention the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an immense problem. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing system (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting service provider is utilizing, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...