How cPanel Website Hosting Works
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the present web hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled most website hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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)
Are you growing bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Downside Number 2: The very same email folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Drawback No.3: An absolute absence of domain name administration menus
Do we need to refer to the entire absence of a modern domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side No.4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (especially intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is making use of, the ardent clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel areas to grasp... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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