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What Does cPanel Web Hosting Represent?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting market provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page 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 website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met all website hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious 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 domain names are very simple to remove on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how amazing 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 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)
Are you becoming bewildered? We certainly are!
Problem No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Weak Side Number Three: A sheer absence of domain management interfaces
Do we need to refer to the entire absence of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an immense weakness. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting firm. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (especially intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the avid clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty CP sections to get to know... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...