How cPanel Website Hosting Works
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace offer strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied all website hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside No.1: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra watchful 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 growing confused? We clearly are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same email folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Predicament No.3: A sheer lack of domain administration options
Do we need to point out the complete lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (especially conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is making use of, the keen customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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