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How Does cPanel Hosting Work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different hosting brands around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met most web hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem No.1: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system 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 bewildered? We positively are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same e-mail folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Inconvenience Number Three: A complete lack of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to cite the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting supplier is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...