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What Does cPanel Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled all web hosting industry demands. 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 Number One: An idiotic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Examine for yourself how excellent 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)
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 becoming disorientated? We definitely are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.
Negative Point No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to point out the utter absence of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a big inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming No.4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting distributor. At times, based on the billing platform (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting provider is using, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...