How cPanel Website Hosting Operates
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the contemporary hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
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The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most web hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domain names, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
Are you growing disorientated? We definitely are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Predicament Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain administration options
Do we need to point out the entire shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast weakness. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting company. At times, based on the invoice transaction tool (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting vendor is availing of, the devoted users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than 120 hosting CP areas to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...