How Does cPanel Web Hosting Operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the current web hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a normal fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met most hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A stupid domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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 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)
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 unquestionably are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.
Negative Point Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the total absence of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge drawback. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is availing of, the devoted users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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