How Does cPanel Hosting Work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled most web hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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 bewildered? We definitely are!
Weakness Number 2: The same email folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Weak Side Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain administration sections
Do we need to point out the entire lack of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's an immense predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Problem Number Four: Many login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the billing tool (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting distributor is utilizing, the devoted customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to grasp... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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