How Does cPanel Hosting Operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market provide exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied most website hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic 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 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 disorientated? We positively are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Weakness No.3: An absolute shortage of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the utter lack of a modern domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the billing tool (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting service provider is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to get familiar with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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