cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
1 website hosted
5 websites hosted
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met most hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: A laughable domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.
Weak Point Number 3: A thorough lack of domain name administration interfaces
Do we need to bring up the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number 4: Multiple user login places (min two, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction system (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting distributor is using, the eager customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's way too insolent 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? Mind that one too...