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What is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole hosting market supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands around the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably fulfilled most web hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number One: An idiotic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web 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 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 domain names, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 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 baffled? We unquestionably are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their belief in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Weakness No.3: A sheer absence of domain manipulation options
Do we have to mention the sheer shortage of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's an immense predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Multiple login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting firm is using, the eager customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: 120+ CP sections to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the CP. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...