How cPanel Website Hosting Works
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered all web hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to remove entirely 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 quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain 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)
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)
Are you becoming perplexed? We categorically are!
Predicament Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Problem No.3: A total lack of domain administration options
Do we need to refer to the complete absence of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an immense problem. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. Now and then, based on the billing transaction tool (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is making use of, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty CP menus to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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