How cPanel Website Hosting Operates
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace offer the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brands around the world will offer you the very same cPanel CP and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met most web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A stupid domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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)
Are you becoming bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly increase their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Inconvenience Number 3: A total lack of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Weak Side Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting vendor. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing tool (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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