How Does cPanel Web Hosting Function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same thing: 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 offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most website hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A dumb domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 easy to delete on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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)
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 bewildered? We definitely are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same email folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too badly.
Negative Aspect No.3: An utter shortage of domain management interfaces
Do we need to point out the absolute lack of a modern domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a considerable problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Drawback Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting distributor. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting company is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to learn... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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