How Does cPanel Website Hosting Function?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same services: mostly 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 web hosting marketplace supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one 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 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered all website hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely cautious 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 very easy to erase on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific 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)
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 getting confused? We surely are!
Downside Number 2: The same mail folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Problem Number Three: A sheer lack of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to point out the sheer absence of a modern domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction system (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is availing of, the zealous customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to learn... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the CP. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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