How Does cPanel Website Hosting Work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied most website hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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)
Are you getting bewildered? We surely are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Inconvenience Number 3: A total absence of domain administration interfaces
Do we need to cite the entire absence of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point No.4: Many login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is using, the zealous users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to learn... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's very impertinent 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 informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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