cPanel Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the current web hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met all hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
Are you getting perplexed? We positively are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Predicament Number Three: An utter absence of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the thorough absence of a modern domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many login places (minimum 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to get familiar with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...