How Does cPanel Website Hosting Operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled all web hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 getting puzzled? We absolutely are!
Problem No.2: The same email folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Shortcoming No.3: A total absence of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to bring up the absolute deficiency of a modern domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a vast drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting firm. Now and then, based on the billing platform (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is using, the ardent clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to learn... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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