How Does cPanel Web Hosting Operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
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The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered most web hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 name)
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 absolutely are!
Problem Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Negative Side Number 3: A total absence of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to bring up the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Predicament Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to access the billing transaction, domain and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting corporation is utilizing, the ardent users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: 120+ CP menus to learn... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...