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How Does cPanel Hosting Function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered all web hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number One: A laughable domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to remove 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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 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 name)
Are you growing puzzled? We clearly are!
Downside Number 2: The same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Predicament Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to mention the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a vast drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Drawback No.4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support management system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the devoted customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...