How Does cPanel Web Hosting Function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides 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 fulfilled most web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete completely 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 domain names are very simple to erase on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 growing puzzled? We definitely are!
Problem Number 2: The very same e-mail folder system
The email folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Weak Side Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to point out the total deficiency of a modern domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's a great downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Drawback No.4: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support management software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting service provider. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is utilizing, the keen customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain management section; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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