How Does cPanel Hosting Function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire website hosting market offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered all hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing nonplussed? We positively are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same e-mail folder system
The mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Predicament Number 3: A complete lack of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to bring up the absolute absence of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point No.4: Multiple login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting corporation. Now and then, depending on the invoicing platform (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting provider is making use of, the earnest users can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP departments to learn... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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