cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
1 website hosted
5 websites hosted
The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied most web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 becoming confused? We certainly are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Weak Point Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to refer to the utter lack of a modern domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an enormous problem. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Downside No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction platform (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting provider is utilizing, the eager users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...