How cPanel Web Hosting Works
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market furnish the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met all web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic 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)
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 getting puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Problem No.3: A sheer lack of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the utter absence of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a considerable downside. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Point No.4: Many login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is availing of, the avid customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP menus to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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