cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present web hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered most website hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 disorientated? We categorically are!
Problem No.2: The very same email folder setup
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 chaps firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Problem No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to point out the total absence of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Predicament No.4: Many user login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction tool (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting firm is making use of, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP areas to learn... fast
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...