How cPanel Web Hosting Operates
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all website hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next 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 remove on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 becoming puzzled? We categorically are!
Weakness No.2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Weakness Number Three: A total lack of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to point out the entire shortage of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense drawback. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the avid clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...