How Does cPanel Web Hosting Function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands around the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered all web hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very attentive not to delete completely 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 domains are very simple to delete on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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 great cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
Are you growing disorientated? We surely are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.
Negative Point Number 3: An utter shortage of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to refer to the utter deficiency of a modern domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Numerous user login places (min 2, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting company. Now and then, based on the billing transaction system (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is making use of, the eager customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: 120+ hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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