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What Does cPanel Website Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are generated by a very insignificant business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps satisfied most website hosting industry prerequisites. 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...
Weak Point Number One: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 name)
Are you growing baffled? We definitely are!
Negative Point Number 2: The same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Negative Point No.3: A sheer shortage of domain manipulation tools
Do we need to bring up the utter deficiency of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's a great predicament. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Many login places (min two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting service provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing tool (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting supplier is using, the earnest clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel menus to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the CP. It's a great idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...