How cPanel Web Hosting Works
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered most hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, 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 hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 confused? We clearly are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Problem Number 3: A complete shortage of domain administration sections
Do we have to mention the complete lack of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's an enormous problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally invented for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is using, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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