How cPanel Hosting Works
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered all web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete entirely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, since 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 name 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. Discover for yourself how excellent 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)
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)
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 undeniably are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Disadvantage Number 3: An utter shortage of domain management GUIs
Do we need to point out the thorough lack of a modern domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's a colossal drawback. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Downside Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting corporation. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting distributor is availing of, the keen users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP sections to grasp... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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