How Does cPanel Website Hosting Function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which generates a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/CP option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps satisfied most website hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 growing nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Drawback No.2: The very same e-mail folder system
The mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect No.3: An absolute lack of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to cite the sheer lack of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting firm. Now and then, based on the billing transaction system (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is utilizing, the eager clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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