How cPanel Web Hosting Operates
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole hosting market furnish one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met all website hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem No.1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to erase 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 surely are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Weak Side Number Three: A thorough lack of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to cite the absolute absence of a modern domain management platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous user login places (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is utilizing, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel departments to learn... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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