How Does cPanel Web Hosting Function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business niche, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, as of now 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 more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands around the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled all web hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number One: A stupid domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 confused? We positively are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same email folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.
Negative Side No.3: A sheer shortage of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the entire absence of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Side No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the billing platform (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting distributor is utilizing, the ardent users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...