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Description of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered all web hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number One: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent 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 very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 confused? We definitely are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Weak Point Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain management menus
Do we have to refer to the entire deficiency of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense drawback. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction system (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting firm is making use of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...