cPanel Website Hosting Explained
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on today's website hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied most web hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to remove completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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)
Are you growing disorientated? We positively are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Negative Point No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain name administration sections
Do we need to mention the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" interface at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing tool (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is availing of, the keen customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the hosting CP. It's a great idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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