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Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met most web hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: A laughable domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to delete 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, since 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 name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 growing perplexed? We certainly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The email folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A sheer absence of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to bring up the complete absence of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" menu at all. That's a considerable downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction platform (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the earnest clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the hosting CP. It's a fine idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, 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? Remark that one too...