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cPanel Hosting Definition
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on today's website hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered all web hosting business 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 domains...
Shortcoming Number One: A foolish domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
Are you growing disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Inconvenience Number Three: A thorough lack of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to cite the utter lack of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing tool (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting distributor is using, the keen users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...