How Does cPanel Hosting Operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present-day hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular chap 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 respective domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied all website hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name 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 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 name)
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 baffled? We doubtlessly are!
Problem Number Two: The same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Weak Point No.3: An utter lack of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to cite the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a major problem. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the billing tool (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting corporation is using, the eager customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to grasp... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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