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 the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered all website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder system 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 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)
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 confused? We absolutely are!
Negative Side Number Two: The very same email folder structure
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Shortcoming Number Three: A thorough absence of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to mention the total absence of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the invoicing platform (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is availing of, the earnest customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP departments to pick up... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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