How Does cPanel Website Hosting Operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered all web hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number One: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fabulous 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)
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)
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 disorientated? We definitely are!
Problem No.2: The same mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.
Inconvenience Number Three: A total lack of domain management tools
Do we have to mention the total shortage of a contemporary domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big drawback. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Problem Number 4: Many login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction platform (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is availing of, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than 120 hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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