How Does cPanel Website Hosting Work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting market furnish exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered all web hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number One: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely careful 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 domain names are very easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 domain names, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
Are you getting perplexed? We undeniably are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Predicament No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain name administration tools
Do we need to point out the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain management platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" menu at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (especially conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is using, the earnest clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
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