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cPanel Hosting Definition
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business niche, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel CP and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered most web hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 delete on the hosting server, because they all are located 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 located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how excellent 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)
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 growing confused? We unquestionably are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Problem Number Three: A thorough absence of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the absolute lack of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weak Side No.4: Numerous login places (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction system (principally made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting supplier is making use of, the zealous users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration GUI; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP menus to learn... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...