How Does cPanel Web Hosting Work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met most website hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, 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 web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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 becoming baffled? We absolutely are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Predicament No.3: An entire lack of domain administration sections
Do we need to refer to the total absence of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. At times, based on the invoice transaction system (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is utilizing, the eager clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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