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Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present website hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered most hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number 1: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 becoming puzzled? We definitely are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Shortcoming Number 3: A total shortage of domain name management sections
Do we need to point out the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain management platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Downside Number Four: Many login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. At times, based on the billing transaction platform (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting corporation is making use of, the avid users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside No.5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...