How cPanel Website Hosting Works
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which provides a big number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met most web hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to remove entirely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 name)
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 growing disorientated? We surely are!
Negative Point Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Negative Side Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to point out the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a vast problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the invoicing system (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting company is availing of, the earnest users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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