How Does cPanel Hosting Work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the current hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands around the world will offer you the very same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense strike of luck. 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 Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered most web hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the 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 name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 name)
Are you getting perplexed? We absolutely are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect Number Three: A complete absence of domain name management menus
Do we need to refer to the total shortage of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a colossal downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many user login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting corporation is availing of, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... fast
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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