cPanel Web Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the current website hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
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The hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered most website hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are situated 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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)
Are you growing confused? We clearly are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.
Weak Point No.3: An entire shortage of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to cite the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting corporation. Now and then, based on the invoicing system (especially created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting company is using, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than 120 CP areas to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the CP. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...