How Does cPanel Website Hosting Function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on today's web hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably fulfilled most web hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain 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)
Are you getting perplexed? We certainly are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Negative Point Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to point out the complete absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast drawback. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Predicament Number 4: Many login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the keen customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...