How cPanel Hosting Operates
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present-day hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered all website hosting business requirements. 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...
Negative Aspect No.1: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to delete 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). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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)
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 positively are!
Downside No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Disadvantage Number Three: An absolute lack of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to mention the entire deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Many login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. At times, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the devoted clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than 120 CP areas to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to learn each of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...