Explanation of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present web hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on today's hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled most web hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). 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 name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how wonderful 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 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 getting perplexed? We absolutely are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same e-mail folder structure
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Negative Sign No.3: A sheer absence of domain name administration options
Do we need to cite the absolute absence of a modern domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Problem Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting provider. At times, based on the invoicing transaction system (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting provider is making use of, the avid clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...