How Does cPanel Web Hosting Operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on today's web hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered all website hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number One: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be very attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting 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 is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 getting bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Weakness Number Two: The same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their belief in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.
Drawback Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain management interfaces
Do we need to refer to the sheer absence of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Predicament Number 4: Many login locations (min two, max three)
What about the need for another login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting company. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction tool (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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