How Does cPanel Web Hosting Work?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the current web hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met most hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be very watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 domains, please. See for yourself how fantastic 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 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 certainly are!
Negative Sign No.2: The very same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Negative Side Number 3: An entire shortage of domain management options
Do we have to point out the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Many user login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting supplier. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction system (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is making use of, the zealous clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to learn... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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