How Does cPanel Hosting Operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the current hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled most hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive 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 domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 becoming nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Drawback Number 2: The same mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Drawback Number 3: An utter absence of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a big problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Downside Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing platform (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting distributor is making use of, the eager clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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