How cPanel Hosting Works
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands worldwide will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered most website hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to delete entirely 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). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the server, because they all are located 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name 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)
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 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 nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Drawback Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Problem Number Three: An absolute lack of domain management tools
Do we need to bring up the entire lack of a modern domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal downside. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Predicament No.4: Numerous login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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