Explanation of cPanel Website Hosting

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met all hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Problem Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 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 growing baffled? We absolutely are!

Inconvenience No.2: The very same email folder system

The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.

Negative Sign Number Three: A thorough lack of domain manipulation options

Do we need to mention the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a huge predicament. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...

Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the billing transaction platform (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting company is using, the devoted users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number 5: More than 120 web hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting corporations:

As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...