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Definition of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names across the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled all hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A laughable domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the server, since they all are set up 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how terrific 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 name)
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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We unquestionably are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Problem Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to point out the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic downside. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Predicament No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting company. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting provider is utilizing, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to learn... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...