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How cPanel Website Hosting Works
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered all hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how excellent 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)
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 nonplussed? We certainly are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Disadvantage No.3: An entire absence of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we need to point out the sheer absence of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's a big disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing system (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting vendor is availing of, the avid clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...