How Does cPanel Website Hosting Function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be very watchful not to remove fully 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 domains are very easy to remove on the server, because 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 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. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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)
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 getting baffled? We certainly are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.
Negative Side No.3: An entire absence of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to mention the absolute absence of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoicing system (especially built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting firm is availing of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...