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cPanel Web Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on today's website hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met all website hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Negative Side Number 3: An entire lack of domain management menus
Do we need to point out the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a colossal downside. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting firm. At times, based on the invoicing tool (principally tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting service provider is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...