How cPanel Website Hosting Operates
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website 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 brands around the world will give you the very same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied all web hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name 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 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 positively are!
Negative Side No.2: The same mail folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Negative Point Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to mention the utter shortage of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Side Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, max three)
What about the need for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting company. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing system (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is using, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management section; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: 120+ website hosting CP menus to grasp... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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