How cPanel Website Hosting Works
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which provides an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names across the world will offer you the very same cPanel CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all website hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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)
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 unquestionably are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too badly.
Weak Side Number Three: An entire lack of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to mention the thorough shortage of a modern domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense downside. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side Number Four: Many user login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction tool (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is using, the zealous users can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to learn... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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