How cPanel Web Hosting Works
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on today's web hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names around the world will give you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied most web hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number One: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 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 becoming confused? We definitely are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.
Weak Point Number 3: An utter shortage of domain management menus
Do we have to refer to the complete deficiency of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point No.4: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the billing tool (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is making use of, the devoted users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than 120 CP areas to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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