cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered most web hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
Are you growing disorientated? We absolutely are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Inconvenience Number Three: A sheer absence of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to bring up the entire deficiency of a modern domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Downside Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the hosting CP. It's a great idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...