Explanation of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied all web hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to remove 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 domains are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 confused? We undeniably are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Predicament Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to bring up the total absence of a modern domain management platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point No.4: Many login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the need for another login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support management software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing platform (especially intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting provider is making use of, the devoted users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management system; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...