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Explanation of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200,000 "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands across the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied most web hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be very careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Negative Point No.3: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to cite the sheer lack of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's an immense problem. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Many login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting distributor is making use of, the avid users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than 120 Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...