How Does cPanel Website Hosting Operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique hosting brand names all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered all web hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to remove completely 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 delete on the web hosting server, since they all are situated 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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)
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 getting perplexed? We absolutely are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage No.3: An entire shortage of domain name administration sections
Do we need to point out the thorough absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min two, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting company. Occasionally, based on the billing system (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: 120+ website hosting CP sections to pick up... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the CP. It's a fabulous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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