How Does cPanel Web Hosting Operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps satisfied most web hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number 1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to erase 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). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming disorientated? We absolutely are!
Negative Side No.2: The same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Drawback Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain name management menus
Do we need to refer to the sheer lack of a modern domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting service provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is making use of, the avid users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to get familiar with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the CP. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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