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cPanel Web Hosting Explained
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/CP alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different hosting brands in the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all website hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 perplexed? We undeniably are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Negative Point Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain management sections
Do we have to point out the total absence of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a vast problem. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing system (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting provider is using, the avid clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: 120+ website hosting CP areas to grasp... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...