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How Does cPanel Web Hosting Work?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to 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 a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered most website hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point No.1: A laughable domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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)
Are you growing confused? We absolutely are!
Downside No.2: The same mail folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.
Weakness Number 3: An entire lack of domain management menus
Do we have to point out the thorough absence of a modern domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Drawback Number 4: Many user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the earnest customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...