How Does cPanel Website Hosting Function?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require 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 two hundred thousand web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names across the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered most website hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: An idiotic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 growing disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same e-mail folder system
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too fatally.
Drawback No.3: A complete deficiency of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to refer to the complete absence of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal downside. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoicing tool (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is making use of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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