How cPanel Website Hosting Operates
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market furnish the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names all over the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic strike 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 pros and cons 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 probably fulfilled most web hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly fortify their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Weak Side Number 3: An utter shortage of domain management GUIs
Do we have to bring up the total deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Weakness Number Four: Many login places (min two, max three)
How about the need for another login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is utilizing, the eager customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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