How cPanel Website Hosting Works
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the current web hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which generates an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all website hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A laughable domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, 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 hosting server, since 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 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 domain names, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 getting confused? We doubtlessly are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Problem Number Three: A total deficiency of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to cite the total shortage of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Multiple login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting provider. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is availing of, the eager customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to grasp... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to learn each of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, 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? Note that one as well...
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