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Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different hosting brands around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered all web hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to delete completely 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 domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 growing puzzled? We definitely are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.
Negative Side Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain management GUIs
Do we need to refer to the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a major weakness. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Downside Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting vendor is making use of, the earnest customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...