How Does cPanel Web Hosting Operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the contemporary hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands across the world will give 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 big the variety on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered all hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 growing bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same email folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Negative Point Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to point out the utter shortage of a modern domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a big drawback. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is using, the eager users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted|
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