How Does cPanel Web Hosting Function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which generates a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names in the world will give you the very same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled most website hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to delete entirely 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Problem Number 2: The very same mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.
Weak Point No.3: An utter shortage of domain name management options
Do we need to point out the sheer deficiency of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness No.4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support management interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is using, the devoted customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: 120+ hosting CP departments to learn... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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