How cPanel Hosting Works
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains 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 very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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 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 undoubtedly are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very same email folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A total shortage of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to refer to the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Multiple login places (min 2, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting service provider. At times, based on the invoicing platform (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting supplier is using, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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