cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just 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 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
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The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps covered most web hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: A dumb domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 domain names, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 becoming puzzled? We definitely are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same email folder structure
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain management user interfaces
Do we need to mention the sheer absence of a modern domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Problem Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting distributor. At times, depending on the invoice transaction system (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting provider is utilizing, the avid users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...