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cPanel Web Hosting Description
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on today's web hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same solutions: 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 offers on the whole web hosting market supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
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 trendy and possibly answered most web hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number One: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the server, since they all are located 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous 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 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)
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 nonplussed? We positively are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Drawback Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain administration sections
Do we have to point out the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Many login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the keen clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to pick up... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...