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cPanel Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present website hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200k "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered most website hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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 baffled? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.
Negative Sign No.3: An entire absence of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to point out the total shortage of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a major downside. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction tool (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting supplier is using, the ardent users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to memorize... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...