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cPanel Web Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on today's web hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered all web hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent 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 hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 getting disorientated? We definitely are!
Problem Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Drawback Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to cite the thorough lack of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing tool (particularly meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the eager customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...