How cPanel Hosting Works
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered all web hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next 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 server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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 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)
Are you becoming confused? We unquestionably are!
Predicament Number Two: The same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Problem Number Three: A thorough lack of domain manipulation tools
Do we need to bring up the complete lack of a modern domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting distributor is using, the zealous clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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