How Does cPanel Hosting Work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all website hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number One: A moronic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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 getting bewildered? We undeniably are!
Downside Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Weak Point No.3: A sheer shortage of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to mention the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal problem. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Downside Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction system (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting firm is using, the devoted users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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