How cPanel Website Hosting Works
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied most web hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely 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 domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 confused? We absolutely are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Shortcoming No.3: A total deficiency of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to cite the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the invoicing platform (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is using, the devoted clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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