How Does cPanel Website Hosting Operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which provides a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all web hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number 1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 becoming confused? We undeniably are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.
Predicament No.3: A sheer lack of domain management menus
Do we need to mention the absolute shortage of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Multiple login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the invoicing tool (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is utilizing, the earnest customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP departments to learn... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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