How Does cPanel Website Hosting Function?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on today's web hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names in the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably fulfilled all website hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Disadvantage No.3: A sheer shortage of domain name administration sections
Do we need to bring up the complete shortage of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a major problem. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side No.4: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is using, the avid customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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