Explanation of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled most hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 perplexed? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Inconvenience Number 3: An utter lack of domain management interfaces
Do we have to bring up the complete shortage of a modern domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting corporation. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction tool (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to grasp... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...