How cPanel Web Hosting Operates
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all website hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number One: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 name)
Are you growing perplexed? We surely are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.
Downside No.3: An utter deficiency of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to mention the utter lack of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Many login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing system (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is availing of, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting CP. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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