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cPanel Website Hosting Definition
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting market supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered all website hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number One: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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)
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 getting perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Drawback No.3: A sheer shortage of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to refer to the total shortage of a modern domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Problem Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, max three)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting provider is making use of, the devoted clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...