How cPanel Hosting Works
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
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The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied all web hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra 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 very easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 domains, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 getting baffled? We surely are!
Predicament No.2: The same mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Shortcoming Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to bring up the entire lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a gigantic predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting provider is making use of, the eager clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...