How Does cPanel Hosting Function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all web hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A stupid domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to remove 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 domains are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system 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)
Are you becoming bewildered? We definitely are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Negative Point Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain management tools
Do we need to cite the total lack of a modern domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support management section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing platform (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting service provider is making use of, the zealous users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than 120 web hosting CP menus to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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