How Does cPanel Web Hosting Operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a regular person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably fulfilled all website hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
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 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 getting puzzled? We categorically are!
Downside No.2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Weak Point No.3: A total deficiency of domain administration menus
Do we need to mention the thorough lack of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Problem No.4: Many user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting service provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction system (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is availing of, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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