How cPanel Hosting Works
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands around the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered most website hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number One: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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 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 nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Predicament Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to mention the total deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's an enormous problem. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Weak Point No.4: Multiple login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally invented for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is using, the zealous customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to grasp... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to learn each of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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