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cPanel Website Hosting Definition
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! 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 fashionable and possibly answered most web hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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)
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 growing nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Disadvantage Number 3: A sheer lack of domain name management tools
Do we have to bring up the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a big downside. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Many login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting provider. Now and then, based on the billing platform (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting corporation is availing of, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP areas to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...