How cPanel Web Hosting Works
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered all web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new 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 web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 name)
Are you getting perplexed? We certainly are!
Downside Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Problem Number 3: A sheer absence of domain name management menus
Do we have to point out the total lack of a contemporary domain management tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is making use of, the zealous customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than 120 web hosting CP menus to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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