How Does cPanel Hosting Function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered most web hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are situated 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain 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)
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 positively are!
Problem Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.
Weak Side Number 3: A total deficiency of domain name administration tools
Do we have to cite the complete absence of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the billing tool (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting service provider is utilizing, the eager users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...