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What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same services: mainly 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 entire web hosting marketplace provide the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names around the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met most website hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, because 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous 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 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 growing baffled? We unquestionably are!
Negative Point No.2: The same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.
Weak Point Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to bring up the utter absence of a modern domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's a colossal downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting supplier is using, the avid users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...