How Does cPanel Web Hosting Function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied all hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point No.1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming disorientated? We clearly are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.
Negative Point No.3: A complete absence of domain administration options
Do we need to point out the total shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Drawback No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to access the billing, domain and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing system (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is using, the keen customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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