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What Precisely is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting
trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service
practically no other website hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel-based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent remark that one.
Two hundred thousand "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Hundreds of thousands of different websites are hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are an average person who's not very familiar (the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms that power the different domain names
and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course, there is; these days, there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies. Formally. Then where is the problem? More than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands worldwide will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity in the contemporary website hosting marketplace is. Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel-based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50.
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004, cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied most hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name
to host. But, if you have more domains.
Inconvenience Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, be ultra watchful not to erase the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the webserver since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, the well-known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name, like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 getting confused? We are!
Negative Point Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The web server's email folder arrangement is precisely the same as that of the domains. Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Disadvantage Number 3: An absolute lack of domain name management sections
We have to point out the complete absence of a modern domain name manipulation user interface. In this location, you can: register/move/renew/park, or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, and alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add.
Predicament Number Four: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain name, and technical support administration software solution? Besides the cPanel user account login credentials you've already supplied by the cPanel hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction platform (specially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting distributor is availing of, the avid customers can wind up with two different login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel areas to get to know. swiftly
cPanel offers more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP for your consideration. It's a fabulous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly. That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting service providers:
As we are informed, it's not the year 2001. Mind that one too.