cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled all web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number One: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are located 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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 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 getting puzzled? We undeniably are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An entire lack of domain name administration menus
Do we have to bring up the total deficiency of a modern domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Numerous login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the billing system (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting provider is making use of, the keen customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management system; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP menus to become familiar with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the CP. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...