How Does cPanel Web Hosting Work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a great number of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200k "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met most website hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number 1: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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)
Are you becoming puzzled? We surely are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.
Weak Point Number Three: An entire absence of domain name management options
Do we have to refer to the utter lack of a contemporary domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a big disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Problem No.4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support management software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is using, the ardent clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain management software; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the CP. It's a glorious idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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