How Does cPanel Hosting Work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met most web hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming No.1: A dumb domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain 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 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)
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 getting puzzled? We positively are!
Downside Number 2: The same email folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain administration GUIs
Do we need to refer to the complete deficiency of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing system (especially made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting supplier is making use of, the devoted users can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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