Explanation of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the present web hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace offer literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met all website hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next 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 hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 name)
Are you getting disorientated? We definitely are!
Problem Number 2: The same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Inconvenience Number 3: A thorough absence of domain management GUIs
Do we have to point out the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback No.4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is utilizing, the avid customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP sections to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...