How cPanel Hosting Operates
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled most web hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, 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 name, 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide 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 name)
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)
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 puzzled? We clearly are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Problem Number 3: An absolute absence of domain name management tools
Do we have to cite the entire absence of a contemporary domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major weakness. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is making use of, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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