How Does cPanel Web Hosting Function?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market provide the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
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The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met all website hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, 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 hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 baffled? We categorically are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same e-mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Weak Side Number Three: An absolute lack of domain manipulation tools
Do we need to cite the thorough absence of a modern domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (particularly developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting provider is making use of, the ardent users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP menus to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...