How Does cPanel Hosting Operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200k "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled most website hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number One: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 categorically are!
Predicament Number Two: The same mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Disadvantage Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to bring up the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge downside. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting company. At times, based on the invoicing system (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting corporation is availing of, the keen users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the CP. It's a remarkable idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, 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 too...
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