How cPanel Website Hosting Operates
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire hosting market supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met all website hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem No.1: A stupid domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 clearly are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same e-mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.
Inconvenience Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we need to cite the entire shortage of a contemporary domain management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's a great drawback. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing system (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is using, the avid clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP sections to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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