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cPanel Website Hosting Unveiled
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices 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 simply a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met most hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 easy to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 getting puzzled? We surely are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Negative Side Number 3: An utter lack of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to refer to the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast downside. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...