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cPanel Web Hosting Disclosed
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands around the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied most web hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the server, because 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 located 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. See for yourself how terrific 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 getting confused? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too severely.
Disadvantage No.3: An entire absence of domain manipulation options
Do we need to refer to the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a major disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain name and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting provider is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...