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cPanel Web Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled most web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number One: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent 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 server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 becoming nonplussed? We definitely are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same email folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Disadvantage Number Three: A sheer absence of domain name management options
Do we have to bring up the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Drawback No.4: Multiple login places (min two, max 3)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting provider is availing of, the ardent customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...