How Does cPanel Hosting Function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be very careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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)
Are you getting bewildered? We surely are!
Downside Number 2: The very same mail folder structure
The email folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.
Drawback Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting provider. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting firm is using, the eager customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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