How cPanel Hosting Works
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to erase entirely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing disorientated? We clearly are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Disadvantage Number Three: A total absence of domain administration tools
Do we need to mention the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a great problem. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction tool (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting distributor is making use of, the avid clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: 120+ Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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