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Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200k "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled most hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to remove completely 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 domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domains, please. Determine for yourself how amazing 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 name)
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 name)
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 getting confused? We unquestionably are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Inconvenience Number Three: A sheer absence of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to refer to the total lack of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Downside No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the billing, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting vendor is using, the earnest clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's quite 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 aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...