cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered most web hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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)
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 disorientated? We categorically are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Negative Side Number Three: A sheer lack of domain manipulation options
Do we need to point out the thorough absence of a contemporary domain management tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Downside Number Four: Many user login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Sometimes, based on the billing tool (especially designed for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting company is using, the zealous users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...