How Does cPanel Website Hosting Work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market furnish precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands across the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied most hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 puzzled? We undeniably are!
Weak Side No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly fortify their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Inconvenience Number 3: A thorough shortage of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the total absence of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number 4: Many login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management system? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is availing of, the avid customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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