How cPanel Website Hosting Operates
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next 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 located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 name)
Are you becoming puzzled? We absolutely are!
Disadvantage No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain management options
Do we have to refer to the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal drawback. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Many login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction system (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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