cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
1 website hosted
5 websites hosted
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an average person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands in the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied most web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful 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 domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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 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)
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 categorically are!
Downside Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.
Downside Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain management tools
Do we need to cite the absolute shortage of a modern domain management platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense downside. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Weakness No.4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction platform (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the avid users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...