How Does cPanel Web Hosting Function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are generated by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous 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 Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered most web hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to remove 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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 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)
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 growing disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Weakness No.3: A thorough absence of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to point out the total deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a considerable downside. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, max three)
What about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction tool (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is utilizing, the eager users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP departments to grasp... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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