How cPanel Website Hosting Works
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands in the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered all hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number One: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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. Verify for yourself how terrific 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience No.2: The very same mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.
Shortcoming Number 3: A thorough shortage of domain administration tools
Do we have to refer to the entire shortage of a modern domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" menu at all. That's a big problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Weak Side No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is making use of, the zealous users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP areas to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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