How Does cPanel Hosting Function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely 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 domain names are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 name)
Are you getting confused? We positively are!
Drawback No.2: The very same mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Predicament Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to bring up the absolute shortage of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is availing of, the avid clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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