How cPanel Website Hosting Operates
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most web hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
Are you growing puzzled? We undeniably are!
Problem No.2: The same email folder setup
The mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Problem Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to cite the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major downside. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting company is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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