How Does cPanel Web Hosting Operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met most website hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number One: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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 name)
Are you growing disorientated? We surely are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Negative Point Number Three: A thorough lack of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to bring up the total lack of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Downside Number Four: Many login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is availing of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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