How cPanel Web Hosting Works
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered most hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to remove 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
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 becoming bewildered? We absolutely are!
Weakness Number 2: The very same mail folder system
The email folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Negative Side No.3: A total deficiency of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to cite the total absence of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Problem No.4: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support management menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the billing platform (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is utilizing, the devoted users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel 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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