How Does cPanel Web Hosting Function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows 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 a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met most website hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous 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)
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 growing nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Downside No.2: The very same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.
Weak Point Number Three: A sheer lack of domain management options
Do we have to refer to the total shortage of a modern domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Side Number Four: Many user login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing tool (particularly tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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