How cPanel Web Hosting Works
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all web hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number One: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next 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 set up 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 located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 becoming puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience No.2: The very same email folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Weakness No.3: An entire shortage of domain name management sections
Do we need to point out the utter deficiency of a modern domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a great disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing system (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is using, the zealous users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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