How Does cPanel Web Hosting Work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brands worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered all web hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 getting disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Downside Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.
Inconvenience Number Three: A total absence of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting firm. At times, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is utilizing, the eager users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP sections to grasp... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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