How Does cPanel Hosting Function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the present hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled most website hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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 certainly are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Predicament Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to mention the entire deficiency of a modern domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" section at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Weakness Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction system (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting service provider is availing of, the devoted users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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