How Does cPanel Web Hosting Work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present-day hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met most hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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 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 name)
Are you growing bewildered? We certainly are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the email folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Problem Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain management options
Do we need to cite the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Weakness No.4: Numerous login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is making use of, the eager users can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain management section; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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