How Does cPanel Web Hosting Function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present-day hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied all web hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 confused? We categorically are!
Disadvantage No.2: The same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their faith in God when handling the email folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Negative Side No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to mention the thorough lack of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" section at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Problem No.4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing, domain and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the billing system (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is using, the avid clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to learn... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, 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 too...
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