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Description of cPanel Website Hosting
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on today's hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace offer strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered most hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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)
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 becoming perplexed? We categorically are!
Predicament Number 2: The same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Shortcoming Number Three: An entire lack of domain name management sections
Do we have to mention the utter absence of a modern domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a huge predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Predicament Number Four: Many login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to use the billing, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting corporation. At times, based on the billing transaction tool (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting company is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...