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cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met all web hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A moronic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to remove fully 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Problem Number Two: The very same mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.
Negative Side Number 3: An utter lack of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to mention the utter absence of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction platform (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting supplier is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...