cPanel Web Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
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The hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered all website hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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)
Are you growing baffled? We surely are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same email folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Negative Aspect Number Three: A complete shortage of domain name administration options
Do we need to mention the sheer absence of a modern domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the billing system (especially invented for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting vendor is utilizing, the earnest customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: 120+ Control Panel sections to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...