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cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current web hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business niche, which generates a great number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace furnish the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled all web hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to delete fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 certainly are!
Problem Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Disadvantage Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to mention the absolute deficiency of a modern domain management platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many user login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the zealous customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...