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What Does cPanel Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are generated by a very insignificant business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied most website hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 perplexed? We definitely are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.
Shortcoming Number 3: A thorough lack of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the total deficiency of a modern domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Many login places (min two, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction system (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting company is making use of, the keen users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to get familiar with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...