How Does cPanel Hosting Function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered most web hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number One: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete 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 is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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 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)
Are you getting bewildered? We undeniably are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Negative Point No.3: A thorough absence of domain name administration menus
Do we need to mention the thorough absence of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing system (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting corporation is using, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... fast
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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