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cPanel Web Hosting Definition
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come 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 acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered all web hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: A moronic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 remove on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We undeniably are!
Negative Point No.2: The same email folder setup
The email folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Problem No.3: A complete absence of domain name administration menus
Do we need to point out the sheer shortage of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting supplier is utilizing, the earnest clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than 120 hosting CP areas to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...