How Does cPanel Website Hosting Function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled most web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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)
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 nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their belief in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Weak Point Number Three: A thorough lack of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to mention the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management section? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting firm. At times, depending on the billing transaction tool (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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