How Does cPanel Website Hosting Function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most web hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic 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 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 name)
Are you becoming baffled? We categorically are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Downside Number Three: A complete absence of domain administration interfaces
Do we need to refer to the complete absence of a modern domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Downside Number Four: Multiple user login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction system (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is utilizing, the keen clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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