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Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons 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 possibly satisfied all web hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: A foolish domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are set up 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 getting bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Negative Point Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Negative Side Number 3: An entire lack of domain name management options
Do we need to bring up the complete shortage of a modern domain management menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic problem. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting service provider. At times, based on the billing platform (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting provider is utilizing, the zealous users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to learn... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the hosting CP. It's a great idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...