cPanel Website Hosting Explained
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered most hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: A laughable domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic 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)
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 becoming perplexed? We categorically are!
Drawback Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Predicament No.3: An absolute shortage of domain administration tools
Do we have to mention the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a major drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Disadvantage Number Four: Multiple login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is making use of, the devoted customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...