How cPanel Web Hosting Works
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all website hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side No.1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 confused? We surely are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same email folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too severely.
Weak Side Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain name management menus
Do we have to refer to the complete deficiency of a modern domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a considerable drawback. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Disadvantage Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is availing of, the keen clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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