How Does cPanel Hosting Work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which provides an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200k "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met most website hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number One: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 becoming disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Shortcoming Number Three: A total absence of domain name administration tools
Do we have to bring up the thorough absence of a contemporary domain management interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting firm is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to grasp... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based 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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