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cPanel Website Hosting Description
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered most hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to erase fully 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 domain names are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 name)
Are you getting perplexed? We undoubtedly are!
Shortcoming No.2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.
Downside Number 3: A total lack of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to mention the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting company is using, the devoted users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to learn each of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...