How cPanel Hosting Works
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met all website hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: A dumb domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 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 getting confused? We doubtlessly are!
Downside Number 2: The same email folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Inconvenience No.3: A thorough absence of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to mention the complete shortage of a modern domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a major weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support administration section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing system (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting service provider is using, the eager users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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