How Does cPanel Web Hosting Function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied most website hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number 1: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove 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 domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 name)
Are you growing confused? We surely are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Disadvantage No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to refer to the complete shortage of a modern domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's a vast downside. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Drawback Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the billing system (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is using, the earnest customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to become familiar with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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