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Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the current website hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met most web hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number 1: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, 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 web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
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 nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same email folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Negative Sign No.3: An absolute lack of domain administration options
Do we have to cite the entire lack of a modern domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the need for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction tool (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting company is using, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...