How cPanel Web Hosting Works
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one 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 two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met all web hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 growing confused? We unquestionably are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Predicament No.3: A complete deficiency of domain administration sections
Do we need to point out the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast problem. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Many login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to access the billing, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction system (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP departments to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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