How Does cPanel Web Hosting Operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a great 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 web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all web hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
Are you becoming puzzled? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Sign No.2: The very same mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Weak Side Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain name manipulation tools
Do we need to refer to the complete absence of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Weakness No.4: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the zealous customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP sections to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...