How cPanel Web Hosting Operates
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands in the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered all web hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number One: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to erase fully 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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 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)
Are you growing disorientated? We definitely are!
Weakness No.2: The very same mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Weak Side Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain name administration sections
Do we need to refer to the complete absence of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an enormous weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting firm. At times, based on the invoicing platform (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting company is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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