How Does cPanel Web Hosting Function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names around the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled all website hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be very cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name 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 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 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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We definitely are!
Negative Point Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Negative Aspect No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to mention the entire absence of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side No.4: Many user login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management section? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is utilizing, the devoted customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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