How Does cPanel Hosting Work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace offer literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled all website hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to erase completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 becoming baffled? We unquestionably are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same email folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Negative Sign Number 3: An entire shortage of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to cite the entire absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a major problem. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Point No.4: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting supplier is using, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP menus to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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