cPanel Website Hosting Explanation
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Formally. 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 the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered most web hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point No.1: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming bewildered? We surely are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Disadvantage Number 3: An absolute absence of domain manipulation options
Do we have to cite the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a big inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Negative Point No.4: Many login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the invoicing platform (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...