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How Does cPanel Web Hosting Operate?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which generates a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled most web hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number One: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
Are you growing confused? We clearly are!
Negative Side Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Negative Point No.3: A sheer absence of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to point out the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a vast downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the need for another login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the billing tool (particularly tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting corporation is making use of, the ardent customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to pick up... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...