How cPanel Hosting Works
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number One: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domains, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain 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)
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 becoming perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same email folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Negative Point No.3: An entire lack of domain name administration tools
Do we have to bring up the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's a considerable predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Downside Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting distributor is utilizing, the ardent users can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to memorize... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, 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? Mind that one as well...