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cPanel Web Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current web hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names in the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met most web hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: An imbecilic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, 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, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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 terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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)
Are you getting confused? We undeniably are!
Weakness Number Two: The same email folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Predicament Number 3: A thorough lack of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to point out the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Drawback Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing tool (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the devoted users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to learn each of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...