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What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present website hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business niche, which provides an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting market offer literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered all web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting 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 name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing bewildered? We clearly are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Drawback No.3: A complete deficiency of domain management interfaces
Do we need to cite the complete shortage of a contemporary domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's a vast downside. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Many login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the devoted users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Downside No.5: 120+ web hosting CP areas to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...